21 October 2008

Angels, both Blue and White

The Blue Angels were out this morning during my bird survey, which was good in a way. They kept startling a snowy egret that was feeding near the end of the boardwalks. I've been trying to get a good photo of a SNEG for years, so I took a few shots today. They're pretty awkward when they feed!

There was a landing pose...

a photo-op with the egret finding a fish,

being vigilant,

chasing lunch,

ruffling feathers in the wind,

simply flying (from the scary Blue Angels -- they are loud on Perdido!)

taking off...

trying to walk through the waves (those are large waves for such a slight bird!)


posing elegantly mid-flight,

feeding, again..

stalking prey,

hunting even more persistently... ad infinitum. This was one hungry, and co-operative, bird. All these shots were within less than 5 minutes!

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