Thursday, October 27, 2011

A trend setter, perhaps


A beak is a beak is a beak .....












 
U N T I L ...













... you happen upon 
this beauty!

: : :

The Professor and I were having lunch one day on the pier down in Anna Maria
when this lovely one
came flying in ever so graceful.  

Do you suppose she is starting a new Egret trend ... like those folks who 
do the big circles in their earlobes?


 

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59 comments:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I like the 7th picture the best. Great POV. Now what is with that beak on the last one. Not suppose to be like that is it?

Joe said...

Definitely a trend setter. lol!

Gail said...

Your capture of the subject and the light is equally beautiful.

The last bird is a curiosity.

Saun said...

Oh wow, simply gorgeous!! I imagine you were creeping around in the water in the seventh shot. My favorites are the last two...

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Stunning pics, I love their yellow feet and the beak at the end is so interesting.

wave32 said...

Bardzo fajny zdjęciowy set :)

Kathy said...

You certainly have a way with birds. Great pictures - as usual!

Woody said...

It needs some bling for that hole! Great eye!

Sandra said...

I have never seen any beak like this, and am wondering how it got that way. maybe a birth defect?

Jill said...

These are fantastic! Just love the colors.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great shots! how funny don't think I have ever seen that before! A new birdy trend!

Liza said...

Amazing...as always!

Beth said...

amazing. love the colors. (:

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

a beak ring, for sure! heheheee

you don't think, maybe, something (people's trash of some kind) got caught in there & the beak grew around it, then someone or something got it out? it's an explanation... maybe?

Elizabeth Grimes said...

These photos are striking! I wonder what happened to his little beak though!

My Journey With Candida said...

That is sure some beak. I wonder if it causes him any nasal problems?

latebloomerbuds said...

Perhaps she is! Such a beautiful bird. I would love to have their graceful selves landing around me on a regular basis. Margie

lisa said...

Wow! Now that is SOME beak!!
What a magnificent bird, and your photographs of it are wonderful Reena!

Louise said...

I wonder what caused that? It's so unusual, and beautiful.

Evelyn said...

They are all absolutely wonderful images!

Snapper II said...

They are beautiful birds and great fishermen. But the last on is new to me. I guess it got injured. You have a great talent for coming up with some oddities.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Most unusual. I agree, it was probably an injury. But at least it's alive and thriving.

Connie Smiley said...

Your comments made me laugh, and I love this series. My favs are the two on the roof. Beautiful!

Michael Offutt said...

I don't understand why the nostrils are so big unless they are supposed to be that big.

Dawn said...

Wow. That is one big nose...errr....beak?

Ashley Sisk said...

oooh I think you're right. I love the second shot.

Bob Bushell said...

You got it, the Egret makes us happy.

grammie g said...

Hi Renna....what no glistening stone...wow that is strange!!
Great shots of the Egrets..love those yellow feet! ; }

Grace

Jazzi said...

cute!! She is just adding that special touch to her beak!!

wags
jazzi and Addy

Sylvia K said...

Your captures are always SO beautiful! And hey, I love the pierced beak! I bet she is a trend setter!! I love the top guys yellow feet!! Wonderful way to start my day, Reena! Hope yours is a great one!

Sylvia

Florida Farm Girl said...

Wow, never seen a beak like the last one!! Rather striking, actually.

Do you have any pictures of these guys in breeding plumage? THEN you get gorgeous beaks!!!!

Daryl said...

Could be a deviated septum ..

Hilary said...

They're all amazing shots, Reena but I love the perspective of the one on the roof. This last one, I'll bet he was sorry for that hasty piercing, probably obtained while on a drunken binge, one night. It's the egret's regret. ;)

TexWisGirl said...

wow! flaring nostrils!

LOVED all of these snowys! beautiful shots!

Steve said...

Amazing images Reena!! Well done

Madi and Mom said...

What a beauty and with the yellow highlights. I had no idea they had the 'nose ring hole'. LOL
C

Brian Miller said...

obviously a teenager...with a beak piercing...haha...very cool capture...

Ginny said...

Gosh, wow!!! I wonder if this is natural or a malformation? I also love those yellow feet, he has matching eye shadow and shoes!

Andrew said...

Wonderful images..all of them.
Many thanks for sharing Reena I can't believe the last fella.. a great bird to see.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I think it does add beauty to a bird that I don't think needs it and no doubt makes the others jealous!

EG Wow said...

How unusual! Great find!

Mental P Mama said...

Duuuuuude

Pat said...

Fantastic captures!

Ann said...

I would say that is definitely one trend setting Egret. I wonder how it got like that

Kathy said...

So unique! Of course if MY kid came home with a whole in his schnozz I wouldn't call it "unique"! :).

Kathy

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Your photos are so beautiful, Reena. Poor guy -- I wonder if he has trouble when it rains? :)

CherryPie said...

Your photos are amazing and the beak, it does have a certain something ;-)

Kerri said...

Fantastic images.....they make my heart sing! And that last bird sure is unique. I hope it doesn't cause him trouble.

Brian said...

They are all darn fancy, but that last one is very special!

Michaele said...

That beak has just got to be a help rather than a handicap. I hope it's genetic and the opposite sex finds it attractive and pretty soon there will be more : )

Barb said...

Wonderful photos as usual! they always make me smile!

forgetmenot said...

Renni, Great shots. There has to be one in every crowd!!!! Definitely a trendsetter--I'm sure the others would follow suit if they could. Actually, that is quite unusual--nature does some strange things sometimes. Thanks for sharing a fun post. Have a great weekend. Mickie ;)

Gillian Olson said...

These are wonderful photos, and yes that is quite the beak.

Barbara said...

beautiful captures (as usual!)I'll let you know if I spot the trend down in Texas!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

How amazing! I hope this one will survive ok. Certainly is different.

deb duty said...

It is always such a joy to visit your blog! These photos are just stunning. The birds are beautiful and the colors are so vivid.

Oliag said...

You seem to find and capture the most amazing things in the bird world! Just put out my winter bird feeders yesterday and was thinking of you:)

eileeninmd said...

Wow, awesome shots of the egrets. That is one weired looking beak, very interesting though how did it get that way. Beautiful photos.

Marcie said...

What an absolute beauty!! And - yes - a trendsetter..for sure!