Tag Archives: Great Egret

Photos from Late June and Early July, 2019

Immature red Tail Hawk flying over

I used to do a lot of photo posts, but haven’t put many up recently.  I have literally thousands of photos from 2018 and early 2019 that I have not even looked at let alone sorted and edited!  over the last week I broke down and looked at the last few.

I spent the last week of June on Cape Cod.  I worked half of the week and entertain guests, so I didn’t take a lot of photos that I can post, but there are a few, like this photo of my nephew fishing. Continue reading

Turkey and Others – March and April 2018

Three Turkeys

The last couple of times I visited cape Cod I took quite a few photos.  I decided to divide them out into four posts:

Osprey
Hawks and Eagles
Ducks, Geese and Swan
Turkey and Other Birds
Water and Such

This post is about Turkey but with a couple of others thrown in.

A week ago I put up a joke post about space aliens.  Of course the punch line was that they were wild turkey.  Look at those Blue Meany faces!  Continue reading

Photos from Ohio – Early June 2017 – Mostly Eagles

Immature eagle flying

I spent a few days in Ohio back in early June.  This is a yearly trip to visit family.  And that’s what most of it was about – visiting.  Of course, part of the visiting where the “eagle hunts” with my father.  We did two of them: one to McGee Marsh and the other, more local to my parents, to Old Woman’s creek.

Even though we saw a lot of the same types of things as usual, there were a few special things.  Some I didn’t notice until I was looking at the photos.

I took quite a few pictures of a great Blue Heron in Lake Erie out at McGee.  Later I discovered that a snapping turtle was right next to the bird.  I can see the  head in almost a dozen photos.  Here is one.  Can you see it? Continue reading

Photos of Cape Cod, Mid May

 

Swan grooming itselfI always post a lot of photos from Cape Cod, and have done a late April post every year.  I wasn’t 100% happy with my late April photos this year, but I am a bit happier with the ones I took in mid May.

Last Monday I put up a post of waterfalls and mentioned a new camera.  These shots are the first shots I took on Cape Cod with the new camera. Continue reading

Images of Cape Cod – Early September 2016

Swan Family

Yes, only a couple of months late, I have finally had a chance to look through all of the photos from my trip to Cape Cod in early September.  OK, those who follow my blog know I am down there all of the time, but I am talking about a trip that lasted more than a week, a trip that had my parents spending most of that week of it with us.

Stormy Seas

It was a stormy week, with a hurricane coming at us.  There was some stormy weather, but then it fizzled out.  We spend a day at the beach watching in the rain as the waves lashed the shore.  There was actually some seals in the surf!  You can see one in the gallery below. Continue reading

Cape Cod, August 2014

I spent a week at the “camp” down on the Cape in late August with my parents. Since I took so many pictures I decided to split them into 4 posts.

The first post was ‘Osprey Hour and Midair Battle’ which featured photos taken in one trip out on the kayak.

The second post, ‘Swans’, featured the different swan families we saw in two ponds.

The third post followed our whale watch tour. Continue reading

On, In, Under & Over the Water – Cape Cod

Here are quite a few shots from Cape Cod that I took over two trips in the last three weeks.  They were all taken from the kayak, on a beach, or standing by a salt water pond.   All pictures taken in Dennis MA. Continue reading

I Have a Regret, Snowy Egret

I love the egrets I see all of the time. They are a study of grace. Tall and slender but with a beak as fast as a bullet. I’ve taken hundreds of pictures of these birds I called “Snowy Egrets”.

Last year I saw some smaller white birds. They were obviously egrets, but they were about half the size of the ones I was used to. I wondered what they could be.

Snowy Egret

This spring I picked up a book on birds of Cape Cod. They only had one white egret, the snowy. Continue reading