Monday, February 7, 2011

Nesting at the Rookery

We are counting down the days until spring migration and nesting season hit the Texas Gulf Coast.

Great Egrets nesting - 4/16/2010

Great Egrets - 4/16/2010

Nesting Building at the Rookery
nesting Great Egrets (Ardea alba)

Taken last spring at the rookery at Smith Oaks sanctuary in High Island, Texas.


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17 comments:

Stickup Artist said...

How elegant! I love their graceful bodies and intense looks peering out of their green masks. Beautifully done.

Sally in WA said...

Those are elegant looking birds with their green eye shadows. :)

holdingmoments said...

Superb captures of a beautiful bird Kyle.
Perfect exposures.

Pat said...

Great shots of these gorgeous birds!

mick said...

Great photos of the nesting egrets.

Springman said...

I was showing Suzanne your fantastic captures and we are hoping to see some scenes like this in Florida. I suspect these beautiful pictures are the result of many hours of patient photography. Fantastic! :-)WBW

joco said...

Hiya Kyle,
Catching those beautiful creatures in mid feed - what a treat.

Dixxe said...

I hope this doenst come out twice I got the boot a minute ago...
HOW interesting it must be to watch the nest building and the family rearing! Great Photos-

Pat Ulrich said...

These are fantastic shots. It's always interesting to see nesting behavior. I really love the interaction in the last frame too, especially with that long extended neck!

Gary said...

Fine close up photos!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

joo said...

They are so beautiful!

theconstantwalker said...

Lovely birds and very well captured.

Arija said...

Stunning captures of these elegant birds.

Hilke Breder said...

Beautiful Great Egret images! I particularly like the 3rd one: so solicitous toward its mate.

Dave said...

Very impressive images Kyle.

Great lighting, detail and behavoural shots of a very elegant bird

Regards
Dave

√ėyvind Buljo said...

Very nice photos! The last one is amazing!

Kathiesbirds said...

Such beauty! Love that snowy plumage! Excellent lighting!