Thursday, November 26, 2009

Egret tree

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If you haven't been able to tell by now, I love birds and will go birding any chance I can get. These photos are from my archives but I thought they would be good for skywatch.  They were taken at Bombay Hook in Delaware in August. Hubby and I took a walk on one of the trails and we noticed this Egret tree. It was an amazing sight, there were so many Egrets and the sky was mostly blue.

 
                                   The Egret Tree



A closer shot



Still closer



More info on the Egrets, they are waders, they nest in colonies in either trees or reedbeds. They live in wetlands, mudflats, marshes or swamps.They are usually seen elegantly posed along streams or ponds looking for frogs or fish.

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64 comments:

J Bar said...

great nature shots
Sydney - City and Suburbs

christina said...

Just lovely pictures!!

Janie said...

Beautiful and amazing, to see so many egrets gathered in one tree! I really love the second shot with one egret flying away.
Great skywatch choice!

koala said...

So green trees are candy for my eyes at the moment.

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the egrets against the blue sky and in the tree. Happy Thanksgiving.

Sally in WA said...

How awesome to see all of the egrets in the tree like that.

eden said...

very nice picture. i love the second shot the most.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful. Egrets and sky.
Luiz Ramos

Joops said...

I like the second and last shots!

The King Sun

Pearl Maple said...

Gosh there is lots of birds in that tree, how nice of you to share your view of nature at play with us all in Sky Watch Friday.

Rune said...

Lovely pictures!!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Just wanted to wish you a Wonderful Thanksgiving! Your sunsets are gorgeous especially the header one! I noticed your lizard shots..I love to photgraph them. These are terrific! Hope you have a great day-

Martha Z said...

Great shots and they Definitely count as sky shots. I once came upon such a tree and found there was no card in my camera, I'd left it in the computer. Glad you are more careful than I.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Why are they only in that tree..interesting!

Vicky said...

Nice shot!!! The birds are looking great. Thanks for sharing

Larry Jordan said...

Beautiful Egret Tree Eileen! They remind me of ornaments on a Christmas tree.

Pietro said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful nature pictures.
Happy Sky Watch!

Japa said...

Very nice series. Amazing sky shots with those birds.

Linda said...

These are like birds of paradise. And the sultry summer sky is a nice reminder of warmer days.

AKO said...

I had to google what kind of bird an egret is. How nice to be able to see so many at the same time. :) The only kind I've seen is greyish and would never sit up in a tree.

Have a great weekend!

AL said...

Birds are very hard to capture and you did it well. Happy Thanksgiving Eileen!

AL

Alexander said...

Nice shot of the beautiful creature. Happy thanksgiving!

Alexander
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VioletSky said...

The one with the egret flying is great!
I never thought about those birds hanging out in trees, thanks for enlightening me.

Gunilla said...

Great pictures. Beautiful birds.
Thanks for sharing them.

Have a great weekend
Gunilla in Sweden

Pam said...

Hi Eileen,
Great shots of the egrets decorating that tree. Its always such a joy when you happen upon a view like this one.

JOE TODD said...

Hope to see more great photos from your archives.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: Your love of birds comes through clearly and this tree has a lot to love. Thanks for sharing this with SWF.

syel said...

i wonder what tree is that. seems like the egrets love it. :)

Xavi said...

Beautiful egret, my favorite is the second photo.
Have a nice weekend!!

Happily Retired Gal said...

Lovely blue skies and fascinating views of these beautiful white Egrets. I see them often here in Southern California (usually at the beach and in the wetlands) but have never seen one in a tree before! I love how you stalk birds with your camera and share so freely with the rest of us. Hope you and yours had a great Thanksgiving ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Warren Baker said...

Hi Eileen,
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. I found yours through your comment, I like some of your bird photo's - very nice.

Owlfarmer said...

Around here there's a tendency to destroy egret rookeries unless they're on public land. But we do have lots of these birds (and herons) in our few real wetlands. I would dearly love to live near an "egret tree" so thanks for posting this. And happy Skywatch Friday.

diane said...

They look funny. They are so big to sitting in a tree. Great shots.

Glennis said...

Amazing that egrets always seem to choose the same tree. Maybe there is safety in numbers, or is it that they are just really social family orientated?

Jan K. said...

These are absolutely great photos for today's SWF, Eileen.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

April said...

Wonderful pictures of the egrets! Quite amazing!

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, yeah. Beautiful!

D Herrod said...

Sweet shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Eileen -- I love this tree! We saw something similar when we were in Louisiana (too long ago). There were little blue herons and egrets in the same tree. It was amazing. Your pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Dimple said...

Great shots! It's neat to find so many egrets! Thanks for sharing, and for the visit.

Cathy said...

Great pictures.

jabblog said...

Fabulous photos! I consider myself fortunate to see just one very occasionally. What a joy to capture so many. Thank you for sharing.

elvira pajarola said...

Hi eileen.....so lovely you stepped back in my tuscany, I loved it!!
Your photo-work is amazing; those wonderful birds in the tree are most beautiful ; !!!!!

Have a wonderful week and good work!
ciao elvira

Your EG Tour Guide said...

WOW! I've never seen so many egrets in one place.

Vicki ~ FL said...

Loved the one where you captured the egret taking flight!

Diane AZ said...

These are amazing pictures, I've never seen anything like them. In the last shot, they look like pretty ornaments in the tree. :)

Small City Scenes said...

Wow!! That is truly amazing. I didn't know Anything like this. There is a tree called Dove or Handkerchief Tree (Davidia involucrata) that looks like birds in a tree. You actually have one. Zounds!!! MB

Anzu said...

I'm interested in birds, especially owls.

I enjoyed very much the flickr of
Owl box birding blog

madahmas said...

awesome to take pics of egrets on one tree.

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Jeanne said...

That is so cool! What wonderful pictures! Looking at your other blogs as well and you've taken beautiful shots.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Lots of big birds must mean something. Maybe a lack of trees?

sonia a. mascaro said...

Just wonderful Egrets!

Willa @ PixelMinded said...

I've never seen an Egret before and it's my first time to hear such name of the bird.Thanks for sharing.

dhemz said...

oh mama mia....I have never seen those kind of birds before....love the first shot...:)

thanks for coming by Eileen...glad to be here again!

Shelley Munro said...

Egret flowers! Great photos. It looks as if you had a wonderful day for your walk. :-)

Wren said...

I want to plant one of those in my yard!

Maria Berg said...

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/MB

NatureFootstep said...

this is beautiful, I have seen it once in one of my travels.

Merisi said...

What a wonderful sight, simply gorgeous!

I saw a huge tree colonized by storks, with what seemed like hundreds, guessing from the extremely noisy bill-cluttering, down in Florida, at Corkscrew National Park.

lisaschaos said...

How lovely! I've never seen so many egrets in one tree!!

bookbabie said...

What a wonderful sight to see can capture!

Willard said...

Birding is truly a worthy way to spend one's time and this is a beautiful series of photos. Interaction with the outdoors makes like so much more interesting.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Eileen,
I've been enjoying scrolling down your blog. You have such interesting experiences and take awesome photos of them! How cool to see those egrets in the trees like that!

Thanks for your comment on my post.