Egret and Herons

Here are some shots of an Egret and some Herons I captured on my last birding walk.  Egrets and Herons are carnivorous birds both belonging to the Ardeidae family.  Their beautiful plumage has made these birds popular in the fashion trade in the past.  It also makes them fascinating birds to observe and photograph.

Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)

Looking for breakfast.

Keeping a wary eye out for the birding paparazzi.

Hey!  You!  Put that camera away.

Great Blue Heron braving the wind.

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

4 thoughts on “Egret and Herons

  1. Big birds that stay relatively still 🙂 Nice post!

  2. These pictures are amazing, Sam. I love to watch and to photograph the wading birds.What kind of camera and lenses do you use?Rita

  3. Thanks, Rita. I use the Sony DSLR-A350 and Sony zoom lenses. These shots are using the 75-300 mm and 70-400 mm lenses.

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