Egress and Egret

This beautiful creature is a resident of the San Diego Zoo.

No fish were harmed in the making of this post–at least, not while I was looking between my fingers.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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23 Responses to Egress and Egret

  1. patriciaddrury says:

    Fantastic photos of this graceful bird. Love it!

  2. jmgoyder says:

    How beautiful! We have them here – wild ones but they are grey in colour. This is fascinating!

  3. reinkat says:

    Beautiful birds. You must have a lot of patience, or a great deal of luck, to capture this. We have egrets and great blue herons all around, and I have never yet seen one catch a fish. Maybe I need to sit still and watch more often (also through my fingers).

    • I was so happy to catch this. It wasn’t too bloody or horrific. I have a Night Heron pic that almost turned my stomach because I caught him with a baby duckling in its beak. I put it in its own folder, and I still can’t open it up and look at it again. I should probably send it to National Geographic! 🙂

  4. dorannrule says:

    I used to love seeing them when I was a child and my parents drove us through the Everglades to get to the West Coast of Florida. They are the most beautiful, graceful creatures and you have some beautiful graceful photos here. 🙂

  5. pattisj says:

    You get some of the most amazing shots!

  6. Mona says:

    beautiful bird … and excellent shots … you “done good”

  7. What a beautiful bird. Wonderful photos.

  8. Was is feeding time by the zoo people? Nice photos. You should try to go during breeding seasons to see these birds in all their glory.

    • I didn’t see zoo folks. He was just getting his fish out of the pond (which I assume is stocked regularly). It was fun to catch him in flight; the feeding was a bonus.

      • Ah, I am glad to see that. We’ve seen so many animals in the zoo hand fed. It’s like they’ve taken every bit of wildness out of the creatures.

        • Yeah, sometimes it’s hard to see the animals cooped up and not in their own habitat, but then again, I so enjoyed seeing them up close. I think the one that bothered me was the polar bear. It was a warm day in So. CA. Not exactly polar comfortable.

  9. lovely captures, cool title, ahaha. hello, ms. lily 🙂

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