|Taken by my dad|
The lake by the deck was almost completely grown in by lily pads and other water plants, but I managed to slowly maneuver close to where the egret was. As I snuck up on the egret, I noticed some people at the observation deck, observing me! Now I know what it's like to be a waterfowl...kinda sorta?
|A red-tailed hawk flies overhead|
|Osprey fishing technique (I should try it out someday)|
So after an hour of creeping up on him and getting side tracked taking pictures of other birds, I finally get up pretty close to the egret and get some pictures in..
|I think he noticed me....|
|"What's that?? It doesn't look like a waterfowl! I'd better fly away!"|
He didn't stick around very long, (I guess I didn't fool him with my waterfowl act) but I got these other pictures of a dragonfly, a great blue heron in a tree...
|I'm not a bird, but here I am posing please take my picture!|
|"What do you mean, great blue heron?? There's no herons here! Only us tree limbs! Nope, no great blue herons."|
All in all, it was a good day. Birding total of the day was: 3 great blue herons, one osprey, one red tailed hawk, one great egret, 4 turkey vultures, 2 belted kingfishers, a bunch of canada geese, and a bunch of mallard ducks.