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The Egret with the Green Lores (Part III)

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The Egret with the Green Lores (Part III)
20 April 2009
Dune Road, East Quogue/Hampton Bays, NY

The Egret with the Green Lores (Part II)

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Different bird.

The Egret with the Green Lores
20 April 2009
Dune Road, East Quogue/Hampton Bays, NY

The Egret with the Green Lores

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Unfortunately, the weather has been a little rainy recently (I know, we need the rain, it helps make everything grow, and so on, and so forth), and it seems like every day I off I get it’s cold and rainy. Still, that does not deter me from my favorite pastime: egret stalking.

This one is the first I’ve spotted with such clear green lores this year, which means only one thing: mating season has come! Now if only I can get lucky enough to spot an egret with its bridal plumage up!

The Egret with the Green Lores
20 April 2009
Dune Road, East Quogue, NY

Vacations Past: The Heron Hunting (Part III)

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The little green heron with his prize!

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The Heron Hunting (Part III)
24 March 2008
Huntington Gardens, San Marino, CA

Vacations Past: The Heron Hunting (Part II)

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Part I.

The Heron Hunting (Part II)
24 March 2008
Huntington Gardens, San Marino, CA

Vacations Past: The Heron Hunting

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I spent probably half an hour watching this guy and taking his picture. I’m sure D thought I was nuts!

The Heron Hunting
24 March 2008
Huntington Gardens, San Marino, CA

The Path in the Woods

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My favorite month on Long Island is May. Every year it seems to pour and pour and pour at the end of April, only to leave the bark wet and the trees bursting with green when May comes.

This was my first and only visit to the Terrell River County Park — I had hoped it edged closer than it did to the spot in the river where I saw 11 egrets feeding once — but I was astounded by how large it was compared to how it looks. The trail eventually leads to a beautiful little beach.

The Path in the Woods
23 May 2008
Terrell River County Park, Center Moriches, NY