Sunday, May 27, 2007

Deer and Egret

Here are a couple pictures from yesterday when I was out and found the Blackpoll. I had two closer-than-usual encounters with our local White-tailed Deer on the flood plain property. Maybe I was being quieter than usual. I got this picture of one of the encounters. This doe was bedded down and took longer than usual to run off once she saw me.

There were some Snowy Egrets on the creek and I got this picture of one of them. I think these are especially elegant egrets and well-named. Their white plumage does seem snowy when it's blowing in the wind. A great way to identify egrets and herons is by their combination of bill color and leg color. Snowys have dark slender bills, dark legs, and bright yellow feet.

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