Saturday, September 22, 2012

One of these things is not like the other,

One of these things is not like the other,
One of these things just doesn’t belong…

Maybe you are young enough to remember the song, or perhaps you have or had young children that played this game. It’s what I thought of when I saw this picture.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

It was getting late in the evening and the sun was going down. The Snowy Egrets were coming into a roost. Then a black egret came in??? It is a Little Blue Heron. We are at the very extreme north of their range on the eastern seaboard.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Little Blue Herons are classified as Egretta caerulea. Snowy Egrets are Egretta thula. So why didn’t they name this the Little Blue Egret as it looks more like an egret than a heron? Just sayin’.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

A Snowy Egret with the glow of the low, setting sun.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky


Carol Mattingly said...

Beautiful Steve. Never have I seen Little Blue Heron. Carol

The Write Girl said...

I love the blue heron. He blends in so well with the trees. The snowy egret is gorgeous as well. Thank you for sharing!

Kerri said...

Yep I remember that song! Cool shots!!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Good point. How beautiful these are - I've also never seen a little blue heron. Gorgeous shots, especially that last one!

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