I believe these are the first images of a Snowy Egret I've posted on this blog. They are fairly rare but regular here and I've never had much luck getting close before. This bird was a little more co-operative although I find myself in these situations wishing for a longer lens. These were taken on April 28 in Little Harbour NS. Since this is now the end of May I'm only a month behind in my posting.
Monday, 20 May 2019
I was looking for Wood ducks having seen a pair the previous night on my drive home. Instead I was treated to these birds although I had to wait awhile for them to come close enough to photograph. You can just make out the reddish ring on the male which gives the bird its name.
Sunday, 19 May 2019
Before I found this bird or should I say it found me, I had only seen one migrant Great Blue this Spring. I was at a location I had had luck photographing them in the past but was only hoping and not really expecting to have any success on this day. After it flew in, which I failed to witness, it took awhile for the bird to settle in and start feeding but it stayed the better part of an hour while I watched and took many pictures. April 14, 2019.