Everybody Loves Radar!
Since many of you enjoyed seeing the photos of our pal Radar with his big fish earlier, I thought it might be nice to show some of his friends that hang around with him in the marsh. A few days ago I saw Radar standing around in the salt marsh taking a break from fishing for a while. Apparently a few of his buddies had the same idea as he was soon joined by a juvenile white ibis on the left, and a little snowy egret. It is interesting to note the size difference among the three birds. The great egret (Radar) is obviously the larger of the group, with the snowy being the smallest. We often see that the different species of birds are able to get along well with each other as opposed to groups of egrets, that seem compelled to argue almost constantly.
For those of you who may have missed previous posts, “Radar” is the name we have given the great egret that has a transmitter pack attached to his back with two antennas sticking out. He is supposed to be part of a study regarding migratory habits of wading birds. However Radar does not seem to migrate all that much and may not provide a wealth of data.