Thursday, July 10, 2008

Limb walker

A Great Egret displays his dexterity in limb walking, spreading his wings like an acrobat for balance. This is from the rookery at Audubon Park in New Orleans -- just off St. Charles Street. The park was, of course, named after famed naturalist, John Jay Audubon, who lived in New Orleans in the early 1820's.

-- steve buser


bitingmidge said...

It's the first time I've seen a Great Egret in a tree!

I have plenty of shots of them knee deep in water though.

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David -- said...

Your egret photos are great. I posted a photo of a snowy egret not long ago on my Daily Photo site for Costa Rica, but it is difficult to get the action shots that you have posted. Photos of egrets and herons stalking their prey along a river bank are a lot easier to get than birds in flight, of course.

Thank you for the comments you have left on my Daily Photo site during its first month. With more bird species in Costa Rica than in the U.S. and Canada combined, I will certainly be posting more photos of birds in the future.

Halcyon said...


Did Audubon also live in Memphis? There's a big Audubon park there as well. Although, maybe his credentials just make his name popular for parks.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

I like how you captured those wing-spread and the curve of his head ... Really beautiful!

Sailor Girl said...

Thank you, Steve, for your comment!
I have so many more photos of Carnival Splendor taken on this day!!! I will be posting them along the weeks!
If you click on the label «Carnival Splendor» you will get more photos!!

Love, from Lisbon!

babooshka said...

Absolutely stunning action shot of a most magnificent bird.

Sandy said...

This is exquisite!! Great shot.

Deslilas said...

Fabulous shot.
Our great egret are very shy and keep their distance.