Here it is Tuesday already! Do y’all believe it?
We hope y’all had a blessed Easter or a happy Passover.
In my world, while God watches over the smallest sparrow, we spend our time sleeping while the Humans go about their church.
When the Humans got home I got plenty of attention and time outside with them. Yesterday I showed you the trees and the flowers. Today I’ll share my feathered friends feasting.
Here are a Great Blue Heron and an Egret fishing.
Now these fellows, see the Great Blue between the two Egrets on the left, look like they are having a party. The dark head and neck belong to either an Anhinga or Cormorant. The main difference is the bill. The Anhinga has a pointed bill and dives, then spears his food. The Cormorant’s bill is hooked on the end so it dives then scoops and holds his catch. I’m not close enough to determine what the end of the bill looks like. After the migration the Anhinga is the most common here.
Ah! Ha! What have we here?
One head and two bodies?
Note how low in the water the Anhinga or Cormorant is. Since his feathers do not have oils to make them waterproof he swims very low in the water until his feathers become so soaked that only the head shows and he must either return to shore or find something to perch on where he can spread his wings until they dry.
The Heron in the previous pictures is between the two Egrets on the left. Now we are going to turn our attention to the one on the little island.
Sigh…okay, we’ve watched most of them enjoy their Easter bounty…now lets turn around here and play with me. I brought a bumper!