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Wading Bird Wednesday


American White Ibises, Snowy Egrets, a Great Egret, and a Cattle Egret were all wonderful visitors to one of the rainfall ponds here in the development where I live.  This particular pond is between the golf course and a busy street.  I see wading birds there on occasion, especially after it has been raining a lot.

We have had rains almost every day for the last couple of weeks so there is enough water in this pond to attract these large birds.  The Snowy Egrets were pretty flighty while the Ibises just wanted to eat in peace.  The sole Cattle Egret watched the action from the far end of the very shallow pond.  This pond often does go completely dry.   I took these pictures yesterday afternoon (7/15/14).   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!







Comments on: "Wading Bird Wednesday" (6)

  1. a nice variety of waders. 🙂

    • Hi Theresa, I was totally surprised to see all the different waders there together at once. It has been nearly 2 weeks of almost daily thunderstorms here. Maybe the weather has something to do with this group’s visit. Who can say? We are about 6 or 7 miles from a small river and maybe 15 miles from a couple of lakes. Have a pleasant day today and thanks for your nice comments!

  2. I love the egrets, I do not see the Ibis around here. I iwish they were in the summer. Great shots.. Have a happy Thursday!

    • Hi Eileen, Thank you! I enjoy seeing these birds a lot. I have been looking for woodpeckers without success so the wading birds are a Wed. focus nowadays. I agree with you that it sure would be nice if the Ibises were able to enjoy life in Maryland. I know you enjoy egrets and herons and I hope you see plenty this Summer. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

  3. What an ideal place for those big birds!

    • Hi Montucky, Yes it is. I saw a bunch of Ibises and several egrets and maybe what looked from the moving car like a Yellowlegs tonight as we drove home from an errand just at dusk. Hard to see as it also was raining at the time we drove past the ponds. Have a fine Thursday tomorrow!

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