I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
One day last week our good buddy Radar was out fishing in the salt marsh with his new little snowy egret friend.
After snowball left the area, Radar continued on patrolling the water around the oyster beds making sure everything was properly in order.
Quite the size difference – cool shot!
Yeah the ‘regular’ egrets are easily twice the size of the snowys. The snowys don’t get picked on though except by each other.
Snowball looks just like a baby egret.
He sure does!
Stunning, Phil. What beautiful birds. I love the reflections. Gorgeous.
Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed seeing the egrets.
I especially love the shots with the wispy plumes. Is that Radar’s breeding plumage or is that normal for him?
You are correct Mike, I do indeed believe our friend is starting to display some seasonal breeding plumage. He did last year, I have photos of him with bright green lores around his eyes which is breeding condition. I think our boy has a girlfriend tucked away somewhere.
So good to see Radar again and don’t he and his friend look just perfect together? The contrast of their white plumage against the blue sky reflected in the water is stunning and so are their reflections! Such great pictures, Phil!
The egrets are slowly starting to fluff up as breeding season approaches. That’s when they really look good and get the most feisty with one another. 🙂 thanks Maggie!
Beautiful captures. Love the reflections.
Thanks so much, glad you liked these.
They make a cute pair – regular and pint-sized. Mr. Radar is a special guy. And the snowy is super cute and soft looking.
They are a fun pair, and Radar remains head egret of the marsh as usual.
Amazing captures, nice timing.
Thanks very much for looking and commenting!
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