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Old 05-15-2022, 02:21 PM   #1
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I went to visit Scotty last Monday but he wasn't home and I happened to have my camera with me so...

There is a small island that the locals hate (ask Scotty) but photogs love. There are basically four wading species of birds that nest there. Great egrets, Snowy egrets, Cattle egrets and Little blue herons. Breeding plumage is noted by darker red beaks, feet on the smaller egrets, bright green lores on the great egrets and deepened blues on the Little blues. I went a little earlier this year than I normally do and it was much better smelling.

A link to the gallery but also a few samples.


Great egrets












Little blue herons









Snowy egrets












Cattle egret with breeding color


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Old 05-15-2022, 02:24 PM   #2
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Nice!
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Old 05-15-2022, 07:08 PM   #3
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Awesome shots
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Old 05-15-2022, 07:37 PM   #4
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Nice work! Beautiful photos
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Old 05-15-2022, 07:53 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. This is a really good place to practice in flight shots if one needs to.
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Old 05-15-2022, 10:19 PM   #6
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Great pics!
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Old 05-15-2022, 10:37 PM   #7
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Nature! Beautiful pics!
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Old 05-16-2022, 09:26 AM   #8
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Great work as usual!!!
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Old 05-16-2022, 09:32 AM   #9
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Well done, Bill. I've always been a huge fan of good cattle egret photos. Yours qualifies.
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Old 05-16-2022, 09:40 AM   #10
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Awesome.
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Old 05-16-2022, 05:09 PM   #11
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Thanks guys.


Casey, they always look good in breeding plumage IMO. Thanks.
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:22 AM   #12
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Prime stuff Bill!
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Old 06-20-2022, 09:32 PM   #13
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Great stuff
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Old 06-21-2022, 04:15 AM   #14
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Thanks to you all.
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