Saturday, November 24, 2018

Favorites and ‘not so’ Favorites!

When I went to Halpata Tastanaki Preserve and drove into the Pruitt Trailhead, there was a lot of ‘traffic’!

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A Great White Egret flew right onto the road in front of me!

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I slowed down for the ‘traffic’!

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It had rained the day before so there were a few puddles.

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But he stood his ground!

Later a Park Ranger came by and I talked with him. (I tried to talk to the Egret but he pretended he didn’t hear me)

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I got to tell my ‘horse fly story’! The long version of that story is HERE! And he said they had been terrible this year.

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Then when I got back into my car, I saw one on my side mirror.

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(not in very good focus but I didn’t want him to fly inside my car!)

I saw a few Swallow-Tailed Kites when I was leaving so I saw more favorite things than the ‘not so favorite’ kind!

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Have you had a good week?

Did you get a chance to get outside and enjoy nature?

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I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, those flies can be horrible. I love your Great Egret photos. Neat sighting of the Swallow-tailed Kite. They are pretty raptors. I would like this preserve and the trail. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend! PS, thanks always for the comment on blog.

Lea said...

How wonderful to have an Egret land right in front of you - great photos!

Sandra said...

i walk every day, of course most days in the neighborhood, today we took BB to the park for the first time, a few 'challenge' with all the smells and him pulling like a Tank... but all in all it went well

Debbie said...

Nice to have such a warm welcome!! I had a great week, but have not been out much because it has been very cold here!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...



I REALLY need to get out and hike

Tom said...

...the Great White Egret has the right of way!

Aritha said...

What a nice bird, the first one!

Anonymous said...

what a majestic bird that Egret is,,

Ann said...

It's been too cold for me so I haven't spent much time outside. It was a busy week with lots of work.

happyone said...

Great shots of the egret. I talk to the animals I meet too. : )
Glad that you didn't have another encounter with the horse fly.
I've had a great week and yes I've out enjoying the great outdoors.

Terri D said...

You always have the best photos to share!!

Anu said...

Hello! Wonderful Egret! Well, I walk at least 2 hour every day - with my dog. Have a happy sunday!

Phil Slade said...

That looks such an interesting place to visit, especially if you have it mostly to yourself. It must have been quiet for the egret to allow such close contact. No horse flies her - it's far too cold.

It's me said...

Happy sunday and week love Ria x 💕

Vee said...

Oh I hate horseflies! That landing strip was just too good for the egret to pass up!

bill burke said...

It's nice seeing the Great White Egret, truly a beautiful bird.
Happy Sunday!

Janey and Co. said...

Love those shots of the flying birds. I did get outside this week. Took all three of my little granddaughters to the zoo.

NanaDiana said...

Great shot of the egret! I am sorry that the horseflies have been so bad this year. We get them when we go up to Lake Superior in the summer and they are awful!

I hope you have a really great week, Diane. xo Diana

betty-NZ said...

Awesome birds! I read your 'horsefly' story and giggled. I think I would have tried to kill the bugger after a while--not just try to scare him off.
Last summer, the flies were awful--in fact, I wrote a post that they were a great choice for a plague in the Bible!

Red Rose Alley said...

I think the Great Egret was there just for you, Diane. Such a beautiful bird and when we see one, we can't help but pause and look for a few moments. : )

~Sheri

handmade by amalia said...

You do live in a lovely part of the world, Diane. Great photos.
Amalia
xo

Lowcarb team member said...

Stay away flies …
Wasn't that nice seeing the Great White Egret.
I enjoyed your photographs.

All the best Jan

Anni said...

Thanks for being so patient with me while I was on a holiday break! I LOVE having you share your blog with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'!

Horse flies? NASTY boogers!😁