Sunday, July 19, 2020

Snowy Egrets

A snowy egret coming in for a landing.
Dramatic in flight. Click to enlarge.
Elegant at rest with stylish spikey breeding plumage.
Note the black bill, yellow face, yellow feet, and snow white feathers.
There are snowy egrets and lots of other birds right now at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville in Galloway Township, New Jersey. Here's a picture of the wide open spaces from the 8-mile one-way wildlife drive that loops through the refuge.
BUT... this is the season of the green head fly and they seem to be very hungry. As we went slowly bird-watching along the refuge road, flies followed the car and threw themselves against the glass, hoping to break in and feast on mammals. It was just a little bit like a horror film. But we stayed calm, stayed inside, and took photos like this one through the closed windows.

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