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WE are very happy to write the following art groups have featured our "Snowy Egret Fishing" image:
1 = Wild Birds Of The World - A Nature Photographers Group: 8/23/2018
2 = Just Perfect: 8/23/2018
3 = Showcasing The South: 8/23/2018
4 = Animal Photographs: 8/23/2018
5 = Nikon Full Frame Cameras: 8/23/2018
6 = USA Photographers ONLY: 8/24/2018
7 = KINGDOM Animalia: 8/26/2018
8 = FAA Portrait - Birds: 8/26/2018
9 = Digital Art and Photography for a Simple Imagination: 9/15/2018
On August 22, 2018 I, Bill, traveled to the Wacissa River accompanied by our kayak. Deb was not able to make this trip. The Wacissa River is located east of Tallahassee, Florida about 20 or so miles. It is a springs fed river and is very clear and a joy to kayak as there is always wildlife around such as large birds (Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Tricolored Herons, Reddish Herons and the Great Blue Herons plus sometimes hawks, Ospreys, alligators and turtles.
The kayak sometimes allows me/us to be able to paddle very close to the birds most of the time. Not all but most. The Tricolored Herons and the Snowy Egrets do so and since they are wading birds who hunt for their food in the shallow parts of the river I can usually get reasonably close. I captured this image using my Nikon D850 camera along with a Nikon 200-500MM Lens.
This pictured Snowy Egret was so involved in trying to catch its meal it was ignoring me almost completely. However, it would peek a look at me once in a while to make sure I was keeping a safe distance. Now for a few interesting facts about this species according to Wikipedia.
The snowy egret (Egretta thula) is a small white heron. The genus name comes from the Provençal French for the little egret aigrette, a diminutive of aigron, "heron". The species name thula is the Araucano for the Black-necked Swan, applied to this species in error by Chilean naturalist Juan Ignacio Molina in 1782.
The snowy egret is the American counterpart to the very similar Old World little egret, which has established a foothold in the Bahamas. At one time, the beautiful plumes of the snowy egret were in great demand by market hunters as decorations for women's hats. This reduced the population of the species to dangerously low levels. Now protected in the United States by law, under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, this bird's population has rebounded.
The snowy egret eats mostly aquatic animals, including fish, frogs, worms, crustaceans, and insects. It often uses its bright yellow feet to paddle in the water or probe in the mud, rounding up prey before striking with its bill. Snowy egrets feed while standing, walking, running, or hopping, and they may vibrate their bills, sway their heads, or flick their wings as part of prey gathering. They even forage while hovering. Snowy egrets forage in saltmarsh pools, tidal channels, tidal flats, freshwater marshes, swamps, ocean inlets, and lake edges, usually preferring brackish or marine habitats with shallow water. Other foraging water birds often assemble around them to form mixed-species foraging groups.
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Bill and Deb Hayes
August 23rd, 2018
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