Tuesday, January 16, 2007
One Terrific Bird
Laura from 'Somewhere in NJ' was wondering if birds actually appreciate their own reflections. It's not difficult to imagine that this Reddish Egret must have some self-awareness. His pirouettes, grand jettes and fan dance seem very indicative of a healthy confidence born of a bit of preening in a watery mirror.
Anvil Cloud from 'Rain Drops' thought him 'odd-looking'. OK - I'll give you odd-looking PLUS. This bird is a high-stepping, coy, bold dazzler of fish (and people). A still photo doesn't do this bird justice. He flounces and foxtrots and fans and dodges as he tries to startle the fish into his range.
Bonita from 'Flitzy Phoebie' remarked about the noises herons and egrets make. For such pretty creatures they produce remarkably cranky sounds. No music here, but much visual delight.
Laurie from 'Don't Make Me Get My Flying Monkeys' - She's justed posted pictures of some darling cats that would love to get a look at this bird - and then I imagine they'd pass on it given his watery domain and ninja moves.