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Posted on 09/06/2009 11:25:16 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
I was sick much of last month, still don't feel good, I'm just old, tired, aggravated and worn out, I suppose.
First is a LITTLE BLUE HERON, next a GREAT BLUE HERON, different birds altogether.
I love the color of the Magnolia seeds, nothing else quite like it.
Well, with Obama in office there are plenty of egrets to be photographed...
nice pics - what ping list is this? if its about nature photos include me in please
Thank you—these are beautiful.
Great pictures. Hope you are feeling better.
Stay well, Olde Swamp Pal. Webfoot
Please add me to your ping list.
I find some people’s ability to “take pictures” interesting. For example, you could give me the best, most expensive camera made and I’d never take a decent image of anything, ever! Contrary to that, I have a friend you can give a disposable camera to and they always take amazing pictures. It is a G-d given talent.....
Thanks for the pics!
Beautiful as always!
I’m sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well.
I feel kinda lousy today, myself.
We can commiserate!
Great Blues are among my faves! Beautiful. Thank you.
Thanks my friend.
I can almost hear the sounds in the background.
I needed that today.
Fine shot! That one is hunting your feeder birds, LOL
I wish I had the gift of photgraphy that you have!!! Keep the gorgeous pictures coming.
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I’m not getting the Egret/Obama connection. Was BushCheney murdering them? That evil bastard/s.
Lots of Egrets this year in central PA. I saw one standing in the triangle formed by the on/off ramps to PA-641 from US15 last week. That’s the closest I have gotten to one. I have a pond in front of my place. Had one eating my minnows a few days ago. I get lots of Great Blues, Green Herons, and Kingfishers there. Not too many Egrets, one or two a year.
Nice pictures in this thread. I haven’t seen a Little Blue Heron before.
Word has gotten out. He and about 6 others swing by once or twice a day for rabbit, chipmunk, dove and quail.
Really like the pictures.
I was just making a poor attempt at a pun: egret=regret.
That is a superfine shot!
Did you take that picture in York, PA? At Kiwanas Lake? There are a ton of Egrets, and Yellow Crowned Night Herons, and a few Black Crowned Night Herons nesting in those pine trees all around the lake?
thanks for the post, love the pictures, brightened my day, sorry you was not feeling well, hope you get to feeling better.
please add me to the ping list, thank you.
That looks like the Coopers Hawks that come by my yard to try and pick off off our African Gray Parrot who loves to spend time out doors. She’s on to their game and lets the whole neighborhood know when there’s danger afoot.
These hawks are fun to watch because they are so agile in flight compared to the soaring hawks. I watched one chase a finch and follow it’s dodging flight move for move and come to a momentary, hovering stop in the process. Their colors seem plain but up close they are beautiful in their subtle shadings and contrasts.
That bad boy will hurt you! I was cleaning a flooded ditch, something grabbed the shovel, and held on. I went back and got the shovel when the water went down!
I thought something was wrong about a week or so ago.
Glad you are feeling better.
Thank you for the fabulous pictures!
Nice pix, great looking bird; I had one of those visit the back yard spring last year (fortunately, the cockatiels were inside at the time ...) Managed to squeeze off a couple photos but nothing to compare to this one.
Love your pics. I hope you are on the mend.
Fantastic shot.....a once in a lifetime.......
Snappers are nasty...My daughter lost one of her ducks to one in their pond...Her husband recently got a good shot at it...don’t know if he killed it or not...it didn’t float back up....Another friend lost one of his ducks to a snapper. That one floated up from the pond about 3 days after he shot it..It weighted 25 pounds and 2 foot long...If one knows how to cook a snapper, I hear they are good eating..(just not after they have been dead 3 days)
Great picture of the greater blue...I use to have one visit our farm pond...Its hard to imagine just how big they are until they take off flying....Huge bird, with those long legs hanging behind them as they fly...
Every day like clockwork. He hangs for about 30 minutes, depending on which one swings by. Today, an elder brother of the falcon showed up, hung for about 45 seconds, then grabbed a chipmunk and took off. There seem to be about six of them that rotate. Once a mom and young one flew through the area, 3 ft off the ground, wing tip to wingtip, flying about 20mph through the area.
I keep waiting for them to start dropping off a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, but don’t know where they would get it from....(recalling that Coors/Miller Light commercial from Superbowl umptifratz.)
Gorgeous color, and outstanding shots. I’ve sure missed you the past few weeks. Glad you’re feeling some better.
Thought about you today and was about to FReepmail you, and what do I find in my ping list? You dragged yourself out of a sickbed to post some spectacular pictures. Not to scold you too much, but take care of yourself, Swampy!
The little blue heron is my favorite, and then the magnolia seeds. But it’s all lovely stuff as usual.
That is soooooo cool.
I got worried when I did not see you here for a LOOOOONG time. I missed the wonderful pictures you share with all the Freepers.
I wish the reason was you were on the Tea Party express buses, but I am glad to see you back.
We, oldtimers have to stick together.
I hope you are feeling better. Thank you for the pixs. Always appreciated. I don’t thank you as much as you deserve. I have a red-tail hawk baby that LOVES my birdbath (Cvengr Post 9)but if I tried, it would probably look like a Red-X-In-A-Box.
Thanks, I’m eager to move around some. I have to be very careful what I’m exposed to, everything lands in my lungs. I have a Drs appointment that I’m dreading, it will mean sitting in a room full of coughing, spitting sick people. If I don’t go I can’t get my prescriptions renewed, and I need my therapy meds to keep going.