Tuesday, July 14, 2015
A Paler Shade of White
Great Egret, Breeding Plumage
"Clear for Takeoff"
"Paler Shade of White"
"Fjording the Creek"
"Must Have Been Something I Said"
"A Quiet Moment"
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Recently Fledged
76-86 degrees/0640-0920/partly cloudy/18 mph wind gusts
The star of this show is a Great Egret. He is still is breeding plumage, but it isn't as
spectacular as it was about a month ago. A good group of them are in The Northern Reaches
and some will be southbound soon. At high season, there will be a good ten or twelve on the lake
at one time.
The Turkey Vulture was waiting for access to a meal that was covered up in the road, but I am
not able to tell you what it was, as I didn't see it.
Last but not least, this was a group of six nestlings at one time. One didn't make it.