He’s Back!!

We finally got some good news Sunday morning when we received a report that Radar had been sighted in his usual area around the marsh. The last photos I have of him were taken Nov. 21 so he has been gone for a month. We were all starting to get quite concerned.

He has disappeared before, for even a couple of weeks, but this time everyone was worried that if we never saw him again we wouldn’t know for sure what had happened to him. Radar clearly has some secret place he sneaks off to on occasion! Perhaps the big crowd of pelicans and cormorants that all arrived in November got to be too much for him. He has never been a flock mentality type of bird and is more of a loner. A loner that feels he is head egret and basically owns the marsh.

Today was the first chance I had to go look for him and sure enough, there he was patrolling his territory like he was never gone. He even stared down and chased off another egret that dared to fish in ‘his’ salt marsh.

It was already dark and raining when I was there so it was just well that after about ten minutes Radar took off and flew out across the water.

In any case it was good seeing our electronically enhanced friend! 🙂

Radar Returns

Radar Returns

Radar Returns

Radar Returns

23 thoughts on “He’s Back!!

  1. I am so relieved to hear the good news and see such beautiful photos of our Salt Marsh celebrity!
    Thank you for keeping us informed!

  2. I’m with Vickie on this one. Love any photo that has HBSP “mascot” Radar in it. Glad Radar is back, safe and will be enjoying the Christmas holidays at the salt marsh. Merry Christmas to all the wildlife and photo fans! 📷🎄😀

    • Radar came home for Christmas! The only thing is that he did not seem to be behaving in a festive mood, chasing off the other egret. Not the true spirit of Christmas but that’s our boy! 😀

  3. Oh man! So good to see you again Radar!!! Good grief, the agony of those weeks wondering what happened to you. Talking about having a great Christmas…all is well now. 😀 Thanks so much for the report and wonderful pics, Phil. Radar looks spectacular – as usual. Joy filled Christmas and New Year blessings to you and your family.

    • Thank you so much for the very kind comments and I’m glad you were also excited to know that our egret friend has returned ‘home’ for the holidays! Merry Christmas and all the best to you and your’s Edna!

  4. Love to see Radar and all your great friends, beautiful pictures and beautiful shots, and I thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful and amazing shots of nature with me. I wish you, your family, and all the beauty that surrounds you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year, and may the New Year bring more blessings to you and your family and friends…. :-))))))

    • I greatly appreciate all your interest and support Linda and I’m thrilled you enjoy seeing the photos of all our friends in the marsh.
      Hope you have a great Christmas and a healthy happy New Year!

  5. Happy New Year, Mr. Radar! Love that you are back. (great shot, and so glad you keep the blog posted on Mr. Radar.) I like that he is an independent guy.

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