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Jul 21, 2021 01:18:20   #
phv Loc: Goleta, California
 
I’ve never seen a reddish egret, and the local birders were quite excited about the appearance of this bird. Their behavior is fascinating as they run back and forth, flapping their wings, looking for small fish. They also create a canopy overhead with their wings to create shade to better spot the fish in the glare. I’ve included some long billed curlews that are starting to migrate back from spring breeding grounds, and a fledgling snowy plover and very young killdeer chick. It’s been a good birding week!
Reddish egret
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Creating shade to spot fish
Creating shade to spot fish...
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Killdeer chick
Killdeer chick...
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Mom was very watchful, constantly vocalizing. I walked away so as to calm her
Mom was very watchful, constantly vocalizing. I wa...
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Long billed curlew having a bit of a row with another
Long billed curlew having a bit of a row with anot...
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Catching sand crabs with its very long beak
Catching sand crabs with its very long beak...
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Snowy plover chick (banded), part of a program to promote safe breeding from predators, these chicks were hatched at the SB zoo
Snowy plover chick (banded), part of a program to ...
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Flying yellow crowned night heron, with prized crab
Flying yellow crowned night heron, with prized cra...
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Jul 21, 2021 04:22:35   #
angler Loc: StHelens England
 
Excellent set.

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Jul 21, 2021 04:25:56   #
Iron Sight Loc: Utah
 
Many interesting shots.
Thanks

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Jul 21, 2021 04:51:15   #
phv Loc: Goleta, California
 
angler wrote:
Excellent set.


Much thanks, angler!

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Jul 21, 2021 04:51:47   #
phv Loc: Goleta, California
 
Iron Sight wrote:
Many interesting shots.
Thanks


You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by, Iron Sight!

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Jul 21, 2021 05:27:28   #
DaveO Loc: Northeast CT
 
phv wrote:
You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by, Iron Sight!


Some outstanding shots!

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Jul 21, 2021 05:32:41   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
phv wrote:
I’ve never seen a reddish egret, and the local birders were quite excited about the appearance of this bird. Their behavior is fascinating as they run back and forth, flapping their wings, looking for small fish. They also create a canopy overhead with their wings to create shade to better spot the fish in the glare. I’ve included some long billed curlews that are starting to migrate back from spring breeding grounds, and a fledgling snowy plover and very young killdeer chick. It’s been a good birding week!
I’ve never seen a reddish egret, and the local bir... (show quote)


Great set of images!!!!

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Jul 21, 2021 05:50:31   #
ClarkJohnson Loc: Fort Myers, FL and Cohasset, MA
 
Nice! In SW Florida, Reddish Egrets are relatively common, but I have never seen a Long billed Curlew. Thanks for posting.

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Jul 21, 2021 05:51:23   #
phv Loc: Goleta, California
 
DaveO wrote:
Some outstanding shots!


Thanks so much, DaveO!

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Jul 21, 2021 05:51:50   #
phv Loc: Goleta, California
 
Manglesphoto wrote:
Great set of images!!!!


Thank you, Manglesphoto!

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Jul 21, 2021 05:54:02   #
phv Loc: Goleta, California
 
ClarkJohnson wrote:
Nice! In SW Florida, Reddish Egrets are relatively common, but I have never seen a Long billed Curlew. Thanks for posting.


You are welcome! Reddish egrets are found on the Florida and Texas coasts year round, so I bet you do see a lot of them. We get the few on migration so it’s always a big deal for us to see one. The last time one was seen in the slough was several years ago, so I was happy! Thanks for stopping by, Clark!

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Jul 21, 2021 06:19:29   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 
Nice set!

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Jul 21, 2021 06:41:16   #
phv Loc: Goleta, California
 
nimbushopper wrote:
Nice set!


Thank you, nimbushopper!

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Jul 21, 2021 07:10:44   #
MSW
 
great shots!

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Jul 21, 2021 08:08:28   #
phv Loc: Goleta, California
 
MSW wrote:
great shots!


Thanks, MSW!

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