Sunday, 27 September 2009

Intermediate Egret

This Intermediate Egret was hunting for a meal at our local pond. Hard going for the size and density of the Water Lily pads, but not impossible as the last photo shows.

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Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia)




13 comments:

Wren said...

A fable on the value of perseverance and persistence. I love a happy ending!

Heather said...

What an amazing series. It's amazing to watch them walk on the lily pads like that! Glad it made a successful catch!

mick said...

Very nice indeed to get one with the fish in its beak.

Neil said...

Thanks Wren, Heather, and Mick for your comments.

Kelly said...

...wow.....a very pretty bird set off by those huge lily pads! Wonderful series and a great catch (for you and him!).

Neil said...

Thanks Kelly it was a good catch.

Larry Jordan said...

Great captures of the Intermediate Egret Neil! It looks alot like our Great Egret in the states.

That last shot with the bird in the "recoil" position and the fish in beak, set against the lily pads is amazing.

Neil said...

Thanks Larry, in the right spot at the right time.

ramblingwoods said...

Great fisherman. I love to watch the herons here stalking the water... Michelle

MaineBirder said...

Very nice photos Neil! Looks the the Great Egret we see here in Maine.

Neil said...

Thanks Michelle and Maine we also have a Great Egret here.

Carol said...

Beautiful setting ... all the shades of green ... the white white of the Egret ... engaged in its environment... Your photos are stunning!

Neil said...

Thanks Carol for your comments.