Snowy Egret

We found this beauty alongside the road’s turn-around at the end on Hoopers Island.

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Snowy Egret


We couldn’t help being so close to each other.  The Snowy Egret got nervous and quickly took flight.

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Snowy Egret crouching to jump into flight


All I got in the next shot was the back of his body dangling in the upper corner of my photo, spraying water into the air.

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Snowy Egret legs/feet


I missed the flight ops as he shot out of my car window’s range.  We got out to stretch our legs, see what else there was to photograph.  I saw the Snowy Egret circling back around giving me one more nice photo.

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Snowy Egret “with something to say”


I think he wanted his spot back, which we obliged by moving on.  😊



31 thoughts on “Snowy Egret

  1. Great pictures, Donna! I love that end of the road turn at Hooper’s Island. I haven’t been there in a few years but captured a great egret near the same spot. Thanks for sharing – brings back memories.

    • Thank you, Susan! We go down to the end almost once a week as we seem be ‘addicted’ to Old Salty’s Restaurant and their jumbo lump crab cakes. It’s a win-win road trip! 🙂

  2. Love them all. For some reason, I enjoyed the one of just the legs the most. Probably because it tells such a great story of just what we go through to get a shot. 😊

  3. This bird is a beauty, so impeccable white it’s incredible. In the swamp and not an iota of dirt. If it was me I’d be looking like the swamp creature of the movies!
    Excellent captures Donna. As always! 🙂

  4. Whoo-Hoo! A beautiful bird. I’ve been to Hooper’s Island. I love Maryland, and am so happy I lived in Easton, in the early sixties, for a few years.

    • Thank you! The eastern shore of Maryland is a sweetheart of a place, away from the big hustle/bustle. Easton has grown, of course, but downtown is still so pretty with all the historical buildings; we were strolling those streets last week and had lunch in one of the historical pubs along there. 🙂

  5. Have you ever seen them as they use their ‘yellow slippers’ to hunt in the water, wiggling their toes to tease out crustaceans and fishies? It’s a fun behavior to watch! I love the last photo; I have many like that except rear ends only instead of feet.

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