The Dance – Snowy Egret at Taylor Pond

As we look forward to seeing the SUN again today, I wanted to share a recent encounter with a Snowy Egret I saw at Taylor Pond at dusk.


It was a fairly gray evening at the pond, and I spotted him as soon as I parked.

Opening the car door slowly I could see him wading forward along the water’s edge; stirring up prey on the bottom and leaving bubbles in his wake.


He seemed to glow against a gray backdrop that was almost completely still except for his own shimmering reflection.

And bubbles.


The light was iffy, but I was so mesmerized by this elegant bird that I decided to take a few shots anyway.


I was rewarded almost immediately, for just then he suddenly dove head first into the water…


And pulled up something small and wriggling.


One quick gulp and whatever it was, was gone!


I’m so glad I’d taken the risk with the camera and captured the moment.

This moment, this dance between bird and water and reflection.


I hope you enjoyed it too!  😉

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Snowy Egrets – Styling Magicians

How do they do it??

A Snowy Egret can take a fairly coifed, demure feather style…


And, with just a bit of preening…


Look like this!

And with just a bit more preening…


Maybe THIS!


I would love to know their styling secrets… wouldn’t you??   😉

Snowy Goes Solo at Mill Landing

A lone (GORGEOUS) snowy egret tonight, down at Mill Landing.

Going solo.


I am holding onto every moment we have with these birds, before they leave us here on the Cape in just a few short weeks.

I ADORE these amazing, whimsical, elegant, photogenic birds who visit our little Cape Cod sandspit every summer.

Does it show? 😉

‘Night Snowy!     ❤

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Short or Tall, A Beauty Contest for Us All

We have five amazing contestants in today’s Sunday Best competition!

Contestant #1… the Great Blue Heron, seen striding slowly through the wetlands like some stately English gentleman in a blue-gray suit, surveying his domain.

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Contestant #2, the tiny Sanderling, scootling in and out of the waves in search of his breakfast, a fast-moving, hard-working little fellow who’s tough to keep up with!

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Contestant #3, the Snowy Egret, our whimsical white feathered dancer who is known to flutter up into the air on a moment’s notice, pirouettes and all!

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Contestant #4, the Green Heron, whose rusty brown feathers provide the perfect camouflage as he fishes quietly in the shadows of the muddy channel banks.

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And last but not least, the Great White Egret, a statuesque wading bird whose S-shaped neck, bright yellow bill and long black “silk stocking” legs make him a sight to behold!

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And there you have them, a dazzling lineup for you today!

Please leave your comment in the Reply Box and let me know which one gets your vote today for Sunday Best.

And thanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod!

Sally