Strix the harbinger
guards the exit gate, quizzing all
Who will pass this night?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wader Portraits

Herons and egrets have a neat prehistoric look, the closer you get the stranger they are. Just for fun here's some from yesterday. And I threw in a two or three others just because they have great beaks.

Great Egret

Roseate Spoonbill

Snowy Egret


Tricolor Heron
Reddish Egret

Little Blue Heron
Gret Blue Heron

Longbilled Curlew


White Ibis

2 comments:

reverend dick said...

The Longbilled Curlew looks a thoughtful fellow. Those others have the crazy eyes and seem capable of anything. I'd keep my distance.

Gunnar Berg said...

It has been a policy of mine to never trust a bird with binocular vision. That has always stood me in good stead.