Saturday, August 27, 2016

Cattle Egrets

They are common here in Florida but that doesn’t mean we don’t get excited to see a flock of them.

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When we were driving to the park, we pulled onto a side road to take some quick pics.

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(and yes, there’s one in the middle of the road)

The photos need ‘captions’.

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Maybe the 2 birds in the center left are saying, “Hey, I wonder if we can do that too?”

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And this one, “WHOA!!! Put on the brakes!”

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Another one coming in for a landing!

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And why couldn’t the best photo of the day have a nice background of grass, instead of a garage door? We all wonder that at some time or another! haha

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

28 comments:

Summer said...

They are so beautiful ♥

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Betsy Adams said...

Great photos of the Egrets... When do you head back north? We have had one of the hottest summers I can remember here on the Cumberland Plateau in TN. AND--we are extremely dry..... I'm so ready for Fall and some change in our weather.

That garage/building doesn't look like it has been used for awhile.

Hugs,
Betsy

Joyce Mayer said...

You should have asked them to do a "re-take". Giggle.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, Diane! I always enjoy seeing the pretty Cattle Egrets. It is neat seeing a whole flock of them, you have some great captures and cute captions. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Diane said...

Very cool! Take your best photo and make your own painting-- w/o the door. :)

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful action photography of the cattle egrets ~

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Aren't they neat birds!?!!!

Vee said...

It is interesting to see how they land!

Lorrie said...

The name of the birds is intriguing - do they like to sit on the backs of cattle, or does something about them resemble cattle? Inquiring minds will look this up.
Great shots, Diane. It's so true about great shots being lessened by the background. But the birds are magnificent!

Lowcarb team member said...

Some great pictures here but my favourite is the third one.
I like your captions too ...

All the best Jan

Sam I Am...... said...

Great photos! Love the one with the "brakes"! LOL!

Tom said...

Snow Birds?

Kathy said...

The garage door adds character to your photo. Love all the pictures of the birds. I could never get shots like those.

Blondie's Journal said...

I am always heart warmed when I see birds in a flock. Could they have a love for family and friends as we do? Great photos!

Jane

Linda said...

They are amazing pics! I love that last one - garage door and all!!

September Violets said...

Such beautiful white egrets! You got some great action shots of them. I've had my share of those "garage door" shots too ;)
Wendy

Denise inVA said...

That is a great series of photos and I love your narrative. I don't get to see these birds except when on vacation. I always got excited when I saw them but if I saw this many, I would probably fall out of my shoes. My husband will tell you, it has been known to happen at such times :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

funny how we can overlook the beauty in 'common'

Phil Slade said...

I enjoy seeing Cattle Egrets too. They are such a sociable species. The species is very scarce here in the UK but we see them each year in Spain where we visit an established colony that nest in a small pine plantation and where we van watch their antics.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane!:) I don't think I have ever seen so many Cattle Egrets in one place before, half a dozen perhaps, but never such a large flock of wonderful white Egrets in flight. A spectacular sight!

Anni said...

I'm back!!

Enjoyed the images as I said yesterday....cattle egret are neat birds, fun to watch and have them following each other around the area....and!!! their breeding plumage.

Thank you, kindly, Diane, for stopping by I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend to add this post to the linking tool. It's always appreciated by us birders and nature lovers!!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Wow - they look very interesting,especially when landing!
Great shots....
Happy Sunday!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

"Where are all the cows?"

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - fabulous photos. Love how you captured so many in wonderful poses. I am always wondering the same thing - how did that great picture get such a strange background. We had cattle egrets in the desert in S. California - loved to watch them in the cattle fields - they even often rode on the backs of the cattle. Funny birds. Have a great week my sweet friend.

Carla from The River said...

As always, great photos.

podso said...

Cute post and your header is so pretty.

NatureFootstep said...

this is a bird I have seen on many trips. Every time I see them I´m happy. Not sure why but I like their relationship with animals :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

i always enjoy seeing them too -- and I'm impressed that you got the 'taking of' shot -- it's beautiful even if you didn't get the background you wished.