Three Wood Storks, an Egret/Heron and a Roseate Spoonbill… and I only had the little waterproof camera with me.
So there’s a story with this one (of course).
I’m driving by and think, “wow, look at all those egrets… on the roof, in the trees, in the bushes, on the lawn…”. So I stop. Of course, when I stop, a neighbour comes out to see what I’m doing. ”Just taking some pix of the birds. I’ve never seen so many in one place like that.”
Well, turns out… the people feed the egrets (so reports the neighbour). ”Bird seed?”, I ask. ”No, they’re meat eaters: hot dogs, hamburgers, etc. Meat”.
I got the feeling the neighbour wasn’t too happy about it.
A Great Egret from both sides of the drainage ditch on Burlington Ave N
Cooper’s Hawk on 2nd Ave N
It’s probably better if we just don’t ask…
Plenty of real birds fly through town - this really isn’t necessary.
Sandhill Cranes - these things are GIGANTIC!!