Cattle Egret, Bulbucus ibis

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

To Town, For Groceries

Yesterday was grocery day, I was running low on cat food and frozen burritos. The Tomcat is particular, it's either Alley Cat, or crunchy peanut butter spread on everything bagels, or sit by the computer chair and pester me.
My ex boss, always great friend, John, told me he is going to retire. good news, sort of, it will be harder to track him down, just to visit. I'm going to miss those visits. You only find a very few friends, like John, in a lifetime.
I don't ever go anywhere in a straight line, ended up down by Maria Sanchez Lake, but a little too early, tide hadn't changed yet. There is a white buoy out in the lake, don't know why, but something was sitting on it. Had to put the TC on the camera and go to full zoom to see it was a cormorant.
It usually takes me 30 minutes to get from one end of the lake to the other, don't want to miss anything. I was sitting, just watching, and along came a couple of Asian visitors, nice looking kids. They were trying for shots at a Great Egret and a Great Blue Heron, and the birds were flushing way too soon. These birds just don't usually act this way, what I think is that they were spooked by the big shiny tripod the kids were toting. I sure hope they got some nice pics to take home.
I'm going to have to get going on the yard, the old frog pond is slap full of dead leaves, the new frog pond needs work too. A couple of my frog shots look like the frogs are sitting on the edge of an old bathtub, well, they are, what else can you do, with an old bathtub? Before it was a frog pond it was a water trough for the horses, but, don't have horses out here anymore, got a lot of frogs.
Yard Frogs


CORMORANT


HERONS EGRETS

1 comment:

paradise said...

Yep, the work for the critters never seems to end..

1 huge pond, that takes care of itself here lol, and 2 small that are never ending maintenance!Especially with 2 *water pups*.

Let me know when you're ready for some mosaic and some lilies?

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