Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Great Egret

Here are a couple of great egret pics that I took during the summer at Purgatory Creek. The flood plain on the south side of the creek is often one of the best places in the Twin Cities to look for shorebirds.
When the water gets too high, as it was at the time these photos were taken, the shorebirds leave to find shallow water and long legged birds, like herons and egrets, move in. They wade through the water in search of small fish and amphibians to eat. The blind on the south side of the wetlands provides a good vantage point to get shots of the action.

4 comments:

Judy said...

Beautiful shots!! You are so lucky to have someplace where you can get relatively close to these shy birds!!

ewok1993 said...

splendid capture.

Jessica said...

Lovely pictures! These birds always make me think of dinosaurs. Very nice shots.
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