My recent walk to the ditch brought an unexpected surprise -- two egrets.
(Egrets? I've had a few. But then again, too few to mention...)
But I'm mentioning them anyway because they are so darned beautiful!
Talk about testing your zoom -- they weren't exactly close.
But so graceful and so lovely against the green of the pond and the reeds.
I have to admit, I remained captivated by these two. I know you can't tell the difference. Neither can I. But there were definitely two in two different parts of the pond.
And in the trees, so there may have been more -- or maybe one flew up while I was looking at the other around the corner. I noticed the big white blob in the tree, which Bird Lady (the woman who feeds the ducks at the pond) said was a heron -- she saw one fly up there.
Every pose, every twist of the head, every sudden movement as it scoops up its snack in a sudden, lightning-flash motion just fills me with awe. I love to watch them stalk their prey!
These lovely creatures are only here for a day or so -- and then off.
Off to warmer climates for the winter.
So, my Southern friends, if you see Ella or Eddie (I know, I can't tell the difference but I'd like to think one is male, one female and they are together), tell them hello -- and hurry back next spring.
Because I'll be missing them!
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