Saturday, January 31, 2015

BIRD D'POT, NATURE NOTES AND WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY

From my archives when we were in Florida last year.

An egret I know but I need a little help identifying what kind it is.  I am thinking a Great Egret but would like to know for sure.  I am still having a hard time identifying between adults and juveniles also.

Added note as of: 2-1-15
Kenneth at Rosyfinch Ramblings (click on this link to see his blog) has ID'd this bird as a Great White Heron, a subspecies of the Great Blue Heron.  You can read the info he gave in my comment section.  Thanks Kenneth!




Muscovy Duck




A pair of Wood Ducks




Green Heron



You can click on the links below to see other participants.  I would like to thank Anni, Michelle and Stewart for these very enjoyable memes.

39 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Feathered enchantment. Thank you.

Adam said...

I'm always bad at figuring out bird names

Cloudia said...

show girls!



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ALOHA from Honolulu
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Ginny said...

Your egret and heron shots are my favorites! They are glorious portraits! They look like they posed just for you! And look at those fierce yellow eyes!

Kay said...

Such gorgeous birds!!! The egret's feathers remind me of the Victorian women's hats.

Linda said...

Lovely photos, Denise! I am not sure what kind of egret that is but it is beautiful and I love the details in your photo.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful birds! I love the egret and the heron.

Amy Franks said...

lovely shots, I reallyl liked the different ducks :-)

Linda P. said...

Beautiful birds. Love the markings on the ducks.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Denise. Beautiful birds and lovely photos. I usually go by the leg and feet colors on the heron & egrets. But, there is a white morph version of the Great Blue Heron only seen in Florida... It is confusing..Happy Sunday!

Anni said...

My goodness!! Such a treasure of images. Beautiful. The top one of he egret...that's like an oil painting!

And the colors of the Muscovy duck...superb.

But, if you stopped by my personal blog [Hootin' Anni's] this weekend...you'll see why I'm terribly envious of your wood duck!!

Thanks for taking time out in your busy day to share this link at I'd Rather B Birdin'!! It's always a pleasure to see what birds you find in your part of the world!

Rose said...

Denise, all gorgeous captures. I am not sure about the egret. I hope to come back here later and see what everyone else says.

John's Island said...

Hello from your newest follower. What a nice blog you have here ... Your photography is very well done ... Thanks for sharing and thanks for the follow and your comments on my blog. John

TexWisGirl said...

eileen's right about the 'great white heron' species only seen in the fla keys area. there's also a white morph of a reddish egret and a juvenile little blue heron is white also. because it lacks the darker legs of a great egret, it's hard to say which of the other 3 possibilities it is. there's a better florida birder out there that can help you!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful photos from your archives!

gigihawaii said...

Very nice photos, Denise. You have a steady hand with your camera.

Stephanie said...

Lovely bird images!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

The Green Heron has a nice smile. He probably just ate some baby duck. I only discovered recently that they are killers.

Sorry I can't help with the egret. i am still working on sparrows.

Katinka said...

Very beatiful pictures very beatiful bird. Have a nice week!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I'm glad you came over to visit me at Hootin' Anni's today Denise. Thanks for the compliments!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Beautiful shot of the Great White Heron as this subspecies of the Great Blue is known. We had one in our back yard lake for a couple of weeks this past year. First ever seen there and simply disappeared after that. I first saw it across the lake and almost dismissed it as a Great Egret until I realized how big it was and lacked the black legs.

Gill - That British Woman said...

gorgeous photos as always Denise

Susan said...

Hi Denise, loved all your photos. Aren't those Wood Ducks so pretty with their colourful markings!
Been meaning to say how much I like your profile pic... the pretty cup and saucer and your special shortbread (?) biscuit :D)

William Kendall said...

The Muscovy is quite unusual!

Shey Wicklund said...

Looks like a color variation to the legs. If it's an egret, the legs are usually dark but in this case, maybe it's a morph or an albino? Great shot BTW.

Betsy Brock said...

Those egrets seem to steal the show they are so stunning!

I've never seen a green heron before...very pretty!

Michelle said...

I can't help with the identification, but it is a beautiful bird.

Donna said...

I love seeing birds from other areas that I do not see myself in person.

Stewart M said...

Wood ducks are great - I got very excited the first time I saw some!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Linda W. said...

Wow! Great photo of the egret!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful photos!

Bethany Carson said...

Great shots of the egret and heron!

Carletta said...

A wonderful collection of photos Denise! The green heron is on my bucket list. I would love to see one in person. Such lovely color in their feathers.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

They're all beautiful. Such colours.

Margaret Adamson said...

The Heron family is so elegant and I love watching them fish. Your photograph are all very good.

Lea said...

Great photos!
I especially like the Green Heron.

Frank said...

Super shots of all four species. Well done Denise.

Laura said...

so many lovely birds!

Rambling Woods said...

Great captures of the woody pair and the herons as they are shy. I had no idea that there was a white heron. Beautiful birds Denise...Michele