Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Great Egret

Well, no sooner had I 'netted' another lifer with the Little Gull out at Radisson Lake, somebody very kindly alerted me to the presence of a Great Egret lurking at a reservoir in Rosthern.
Yesterday,  2 friends and I managed to see this handsome bird while it stood, lunged, and fished for sticklebacks in a creek. This is very late for this species, and we don't get too many in the area anyway, so it was a real nice treat to see such a beautiful bird in October, and now I get to finally add one to my life-list!

Here's a quick photo :

Great Egret



5 comments:

grammie g said...

Hi Nick... Congrats ...it is always
exciting to see a bird for the first time!!
It is a beauty!!
Grace

Prairie Boy said...

NIce one Nick.. You must have been thrilled to see and photograph that one.
Trent

Nick S said...

Thanks guys, I've waited a long time to see one!

Prateet said...

Congratulations Nick.

We have thousands of these birds all Around back home in India. But then we don't have gulls there at all.

Prateet

albina N muro said...

Well, no sooner had I 'netted' another lifer with the Little Gull out at Radisson Lake, somebody very kindly alerted me to the presence of a Great Egret lurking at a reservoir in Rosthern. Joyce J. Payne