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Snowy Egret Flying By

The low water in this section of a rice field pond had attracted a small flock of wading birds to feed in a channel.

Snowy Egret Flying, Tricolored Heron Standing
Snowy Egret Flying, Tricolored Heron Standing

As usual, one Snowy Egret was zipping around instead of feeding like the others.

Snowy Egret Flying Past A Strutting Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret Flying Past A Strutting Snowy Egret

He flew past a group of three…

Snowy Egret Flying Past Three Snowy Egrets
Snowy Egret Flying Past Three Snowy Egrets

kept on going…

Snowy Egret Flying
Snowy Egret Flying

Then dropped into a group of two.

Snowy Egrets
Snowy Egrets

It was a grey day with the Snowy Egrets’ feet and eye patches providing the only bit of color.

Snowy Egret, Ashley River

I spotted this Snowy Egret while I was watching the Little Blue Heron Fishing in my last post. That’s the Ashley River at high tide behind him.

Snowy Egret, Ashley River
Snowy Egret, Ashley River

He stayed put basking in the sun as I got a bit closer for a clearer look.

Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret

He obliged me with poses of both sides and I couldn’t decide which I like better. The full shadow of his beak on his chest in the above image is kind of cool, but seeing his full eye as below is always a winner.

Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret

Snowy Egrets On The Move

A mixed bag of wading birds was feeding in this pool of water at the side of an old rice field pond.

Incoming Snow Egret, Over Wood Storks and White Ibis
Incoming Snowy Egret, Over Wood Storks and White Ibis

Most of the birds were concentrating on feeding, but a few Snowy Egrets were busier coming and going.

Incoming Snow Egret, Over Wood Storks and White Ibis
Incoming Snowy Egret, Over Wood Storks and White Ibis

This one came in for full spread landing.

Incoming Snow Egret, Over Wood Storks and White Ibis
Incoming Snowy Egret, Over Wood Storks and White Ibis

And almost immediately another took off.

Exiting Snow Egret, Over Wood Storks and White Ibis
Exiting Snowy Egret, Over Wood Storks and White Ibis

Curses on the mud blob ruining this reflection.

Exiting Snow Egret, Over Wood Storks and White Ibis
Exiting Snowy Egret, with Wood Storks and White Ibis

Good for me, the flight path he took crossed some clear water.

Exiting Snow Egret
Exiting Snowy Egret and reflection

White Ibis and Snowy Egrets

Startled or just looking for a better spot, a small flock of White Ibis with a few Snowy Egrets mixed in flew from the back of the pond to right in front of me.

White Ibis and Snow Egrets
White Ibis and Snow Egrets

I worked my way a bit closer and watched as the Ibis picked in the mud.

White Ibis and Snow Egrets
White Ibis and Snow Egrets

The Snowy Egrets, one with his eye on a small Alligator, didn’t seem so inclined to get dirty.

White Ibis and Snow Egrets, and an Alligator
White Ibis and Snow Egrets, and an Alligator