The Regal Snowy Egret of Texas

Who would have thought I’d have ever gotten into birding?! Slap a camera in my hands though and it’s on like Donkey Kong! Getting into photography has really opened my eyes to things I feel I took for granted before. ย Happy I’m learning more and opening my eyes to new experiences more often nowadays ๐Ÿ™‚ …can we all sing kumbayah now:)ย 

 

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Such a beautiful bird!

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When flying, the Snowy Egret holds his or her neck in a โ€œSโ€ curve. ย The average lifespan for the Snowy Egret is 12 to 17 years.

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Snowy Egrets eat their food whole their food has to be something that they can easily swallow – sad to me that it is missing out on tasting the food!
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The Snowy Egret is considered to be “threatened” but luckily they have been protected now by law. Their plumes/aigrettes used to be valued at $32 per ounce in 1915 – same cost as gold at that time!
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The base of the Snowy Egret’s bill, near his eyes is yellow, but during breeding season it turns red.

 

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Adios until next time!

Thanks as always for visiting!! Me and Max appreciate it!

Elizabeth and the Great Bird Stalker…Max (ok, he doesn’t so much stalk as stay behind my legs…great warrior that he is :))

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15 thoughts on “The Regal Snowy Egret of Texas”

    1. Thanks a bunch! I was in the fence on that one so glad I went with it ๐Ÿ˜„ I would LOVE to see you to that too! But I don’t want to miss out on my waterfalls!!!

  1. I love your photos sooooo much! The bird series you are doing now is especially awesome. You have such an amazing talent. Not only do you take great pics, but you have an uncanny ability to time your shots just as the birds are doing something interesting. A wing spanned while standing, a ruffling of feathers. Just amazing! Elizabeth, you are a truly gifted photographer.

    1. Well, wow I’m so humbled and honored to receive such a lovely compliment ๐Ÿ˜Š. Thanks a lot! I’ve learned that it’s really kind of fun – like a treasure hunt looking for birds to photograph AND primarily… (wait for what a freak I am…) – while inside my car! Windows down but a/c blowing hard plus bonus round -the zoom lens is heavy to hold stable so I can use my car door frame ๐Ÿ˜ŠToo Hot for much outdoors unless water stuff. Thanks again so much!

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