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Wordless Wednesday: Egrets

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There were three Great Egrets and Four Snowy Egrets visiting at the largest of the rainfall retention ponds here on Monday evening.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Views of the Rainfall Retention Pond

Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Several Killdeer, a couple of Lesser Yellow Legs and a Mottled Duck were all visitors to the large rainfall retention pond near the gate of our development.  This particular large basin is almost drying up.  This basin is quite close to an area where recent construction has just finished.  The poor Mottled Duck was paddling around in a small but deep puddle at the edge of this basin.

There are  three of these larger basin ponds around this housing development, so I often check on which ponds have visiting critters.  I took these pictures on Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph.  Enjoy!  P.S.  So sorry about how late I have posted this today.  I was invited on a day-long pontoon boat ride and wildlife photo extravaganza so just got home.

 

Killdeer

Killdeer

Mottled Duck

Mottled Duck

Killdeer

Killdeer

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