Friday, July 15, 2016

Let It Snowy

As the temperature and humidity this week reached its Summer peak (hopefully), it was an easy decision to review images of Snowy Egrets captured at Siesta Key Beach in June.


The Snowy Egret above (image 1) was photographed at Siesta Key Beach in June 2016.

The Snowy Egrets stole the show with their acrobatic performance at the Access #5 tidal pool. As I recall, they didn't have significant competition from other waders as seen previously. This might be attributable to the comparatively low water level.


The Snowy Egret above (image 2) was photographed at Siesta Key Beach in June 2016.

The Snowy Egret above (image 3) was photographed at Siesta Key Beach in June 2016.

Early migratory shorebirds are hopefully on their way in significant numbers. They will be ideally observed at Bunche Beach Preserve at a low tide well ahead of the afternoon thunderboomers.


The Snowy Egret above (image 4) was photographed at Siesta Key Beach in June 2016.

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The Snowy Egret above (image 5) was photographed at Siesta Key Beach in June 2016.

4 comments:

  1. Great images. Photo two and five, just at the right moment! I Love it! Superb.
    have a nice weekend!
    greetings,
    Maria

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  2. It is always a delight to see the Snowy's in action Bob. Although the Reddish Egret is justifiably famous for its legendary foraging antics (and dancing), the Snowy Egret's acrobatics are no less. Great capture!

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    1. As I was reviewing Snowy Egret images, Hemant, I was tempted to include immature Reddish Egret shots captured from the same morning. My attempt here, however, was to keep it very simple. All of the tagged REEG birds I have seen have been at either Little Estero Lagoon or Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. It is unfortunate that the website I have mentioned previously that tracks the endangered Reddish Egret previously is such a mess. The Snowy Egret is indeed a subject worth observing when one has the time.

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