Saturday, September 3, 2016

Florida Lawn Ornaments

This Great White Egret is a regular visitor in our neighborhood.

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Some of his poses look just like the ornaments that so many love here in Florida.

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But of course the ‘real thing’ is animated!

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And before I go on, I have to apologize for the ‘out of focus’ quality of my photos.

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I was standing barefoot on my front driveway!

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I was excited! lol

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And I was trying to go fast!

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Because this egret was here for a tasty snack.

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And grabbed a small snake right out of the landscaping (across the street) !

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Unbelievable!

And then off he went in his own graceful way…

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so beautiful!

Well, until he found a lizard for dessert!

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I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

33 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, awesome sequence of egret images. The snake must have been a surprise and a great meal for the egret.
I hope the weather has calmed down there and all is well.

Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Susie said...

Diane, I thought this post was interesting. I did not know that they ate snakes and lizards. I think the egret is a pretty bird, so sleek. Blessing to you barefoot girl, :):) xoxo, Susie

podso said...

Pretty good pictures of an action figure. I'm sure he didn't stay still for long!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love these photos!! Happy Labor Day Weekend!
hugs,
Linda

Patsy said...

Wow! Great photo's!

Christine said...

Oh well done Diane! Barefoot for the sake of capturing these amazing moments is worth it!
I'm sure you didn't want share of breakfast or dessert! LOL!

Maggie Ann said...

How thrilling! and how beautiful he is...so graceful, and those wings.....wow! I would have been so excited to see what you did Diane. Your photos looked great...I'm so glad I got to see them. Warm wishes for a grand week-end. =)

Linda Kay said...

I never thought of an egret being a snake hunter! Lovely bird.

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

My favorite bird. I am feeling so jealous, plus having him clean up the snakes is a bonus. xo Laura

Stephanie said...

Wow, wow, WOW! You always get the best photos, Diane! Perfect timing :)

Thanks for sharing. Have a most blessed long weekend! Hugs to you!

Vee said...

Now that was a sighting! He certainly would make a beautiful model for a lawn ornament.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Super wonderful - I know how it is when something is happening with a bird - you just can't get them in focus in time to get every shot of the sequence - you did a terrific job my friend. Happy weekend.

Lea said...

How exciting to get the action shots!
I did not know they ate snakes

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my gosh, how funny. You take the most interesting pictures. What a sight that must have been to see the Egret go after that snake! And to see it in motion is fascinating. That first picture is sooooo pretty.

Happy Septemer days, Diane.

love, ~Sheri

jandi said...

Beautiful and elegant! And I really enjoyed the action shots! Have a beautiful week!

BeachGypsy said...

I love to watch the pretty egrets too! Never seen one get a snake tho!---thats pretty cool! Great pictures of the capture there! Sounds like miss hermine did about the same there as she did here! Guess we "shared a hurricane" this time! Lol hope yall have a great holiday weekend!

Danice said...

The photos are good. It's not easy to photograph moving animals or people, lol. I love how you are so near some of the beautiful wildlife. Can you believe that I have never actually seen an egret? 'Don't think we have them here in Alabama...

Summer said...

He is such a beauty! Gorgeous photos ♥


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Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

they are sooooo cool to watch

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What great shots of that bird! Yikes the snake!!

Anni said...

Dang girl!!! Barefooted and there are snakes around?!!! Good gravy...I would be depending on my Depends right then.

Love the Egrets. [You have yard art in your area ...of egrets? Hey, wish we had some of those...around here all I see are flamingos]

Oh and if you really want me to be honest, I'm GLAD those snaky images are blurry!!! lol

I'm a bit late in getting over to visit with you this weekend...hope all is going well, and thanks for adding your blog to the linking tool at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Lowcarb team member said...

You got some great photo's here, thanks for sharing them.
Hope the weather has calmed down for you

All the best Jan

Cherdecor said...

What gorgeous pictures! You did so well while you were chasing the egret around. I would be excited too! I love those white beautiful birds! Please make sure that he gets all the snakes that he wants! Blessings!

Janey and Co. said...

What great pictures.Can't believe you caught him eating a snake and a lizard. We had Egrets in the neighborhood when I lived in Houston....but haven't seen one since we moved to Ft. Worth...and certainly not here in our summer place in Colorado. have. Fun holiday weekend. janey

Carol Z said...

Oh my! Thanks for giving me a glimpse of a different scene from my usual. Take good care!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane!:) An exciting encounter, that I would have loved to have seen. You did so well in capturing these moments on camera. Have a great week!:)

Phil Slade said...

That's a wonderful bird to have ona garden list.The ornament would certainly make someone stop and stare too. I wonder if you have strangers taking photos of the ornaments until they realise their mistake?

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures! Happy for you, it eat the snake :-D

Marie C said...

What a wonderful visitor! I especially loved the photos of the egret with the snake.

Ariadne said...

Wow!Great photos!AriadnefromGreece!

Helma said...

Really great to see this beautiful egret. You could this really nice Photographi. He also has a victim and what cool to see! My compliments.
Warm regards, Helma

Barb said...

Oh my goodness, you really captured the egret having dinner (and then dessert)!

NatureFootstep said...

cool. just love it. That was a real treat for you :)