Thursday, November 15, 2012

Day 32: Wild Bird Wednesday, Great Egret



Across the Sabine River from the Blue Elbow Swamp, on the Louisiana side, there is another boardwalk through the Natures Nest Swamp.  Both are conveniently located at rest areas with travel info, coffee, free maps, restrooms,  picnic tables, and vending machines.  I always see more wildlife on the Texas side, but this is a nice place to stop as well.   



I  found this Great Egret stalking prey along the shoreline.  I even saw him catch and eat something, though I'm not positive what.  It looked like a minnow. 



He finally grew tired of my company and flew away, and I finally got a shot of a bird in flight.  


         I'm using up the last of my vacation days for the year.  I don't have to be home until Monday and have    no official itinerary or reservations, so I'm not sure where I'll be tomorrow...



Wild Bird Wednesday
I found another meme, this one very appropriate for my end goal.  After all, I am doing this project 365 in preparation for traveling the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.    

7 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oh these are cool places...i love louisiana as well....esp the food....mmm...thinking aligator tail stuffed with mudbug...from prejounes...

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Well worth visiting. I love what you saw that day!

Stewart M said...

Welcome on board the good ship WBW!

Thats a very nice shot of the egret to start with - I look forward to more birds from Texas. Just to tempt you back I will be posting a bee-eater for next week - Colourful or what!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

Unknown Mami said...

Beautiful bird. Enjoy yourself and your time off.

Friko said...

Egrets are such elegant birds. I wish we had more of them here.

Rebecca S. said...

That's a great photo of a beautiful bird! The white swans have returned for the winter up here, and they are so beautiful to see, too. Enjoy!

LL Cool Joe said...

Lovely photos!

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