Thursday, May 20, 2010

Egret Tree

For this weeks Skywatch Friday I am posting my Egret tree I saw at Bombay Hook NWR last weekend. They are a  wonderful sight for me to see.  Sometimes they are perched on bear trees or branches and the Egrets and the sky really stand out.

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If you can see yellow feet, they are Snowy Egrets.



Do you like butter? This is a field of buttercups.
 I think the yellow buttercups along with the pretty clouds and sky look beautiful.



Just another bird I saw at Bombay Hook NWR, the Blue Grosbeak.

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23 comments:

EG Wow said...

I love the egret tree! They look almost too big to be up there. LOL

I've never seen a blue grosbeak before. Well, maybe I have and didn't know it.

Phil said...

Those egrets sure stand out white against that blue Eileen. A well spotted opportunity there.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I like the Egret tree.I must try planting one of those.LOL Great pictures.
Blessings,Ruth

Ali said...

Beautiful photos! I love the egrets, that is so neat how they all sit in the tree together. The buttercup field is breathtaking! And the blue grosbeak is so pretty, I love the coloring!

Hood Photo Blog said...

These are great! I love the buttercup field. The yellows and blues are fantastic!

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Mary Howell Cromer said...

I love Buttercups and your SkyWatch image of a field full of them could be on a bookcover, delightful and inviting~

Bob Bushell said...

Amazing Eileen, very good pictures.

Manang Kim said...

Awesome shot! Yes I like buttercup love that sight too. Happy SWF!

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Rob Inukshuk said...

Great shots of the Egrets and I love the Buttercup field.

Sylvia K said...

I love the Egret tree!! And the Buttercup field is beautiful! Marvelous captures, Eileen! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Tony nile life said...

These are the Little white egret,egretta garzetta.
and if you want to see them in the heronry in Luxor Egypt go to my http://birdinginegypt.blogspot.com

Denise said...

Another great post Eileen, those Egret/Sky shots are wonderful, but also love the buttercup field and I love how you have ended it with the Grosbeak.

rainfield61 said...

Your buttercups look like a paddy field. And I can find many living things inside.

eden said...

Beautiful set of photos, Eileen. Wonderfully captured. I love those egrets sitting on the tree.

Have a great weekend.

Carolyn Ford said...

Oh, what a tree full of egrets! That is a wonderful sight!

Gaelyn said...

I love the Egret Tree. It's like a Charlie Brown tree. And the field of buttercups is choice.

Carver said...

I love the egrets in the tree and the yellow field with beautiful sky is such a treat. I also like how you caught the blue grosbeak in the grasses. Great sequence.

luna miranda said...

terrific shots! the first photo is my favorite.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Such beautiful sights between the birds and the buttercups! I did not know there was a Blue Grosbeak. He's gorgeous!

®osadimaggio63 said...

Hi molto bella la foto con il campo pieno di erba verde... la sensazione di libertà sembra che voglia uscire dalla foto !
Happy day :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I just visited you about 10 times because I kept closing the link instead of the enlarged picture! (technically illiterate still after all this time). But it was SO worth it -- I love these pictures. Have never seen a blue grosbeak.

The egret tree is just great. I can never believe the way those birds -- and the herons -- can perch their ungainly selves on those skinny branches. Great pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Kilauea Poetry said...

That Grosbeak is pretty as well as the buttercups-just magnificent! I really enjoy fields like that!! You know its those snowy Egrets I find so captivating! We have some white shore birds (not sure of the name)? But they gather in trees around the water at a restaurant, in the evening (seafood)..where they also raise fish. They are lovely to look at. Anyway- a terrific post- have a wonderful weekend Eileen-

Ebie said...

Isn't this a beautiful sight? Those egrets are just a pleasure to look at.