Friday, July 02, 2010

All the Little Birdies Go "Kraaaaaaaaaak"...

... except for the Gray Catbird, who really does go "tweet, tweet, tweet" (among other noises) like all the other birdies on Jaybird Street. But Egrets, both the Snowy and the Great, make the most ungodly ugly croaking sound. And they're not so "little", either. These are shots from a brief trip down to the southern end of town yesterday. From the top: a Snowy Egret and two shots of a Great Egret fishing in Gooseneck Cove while I talked to my buddy Tom while he was catching crabs for dinner, and a Gray Catbird nattering away in Ballard Park.

© 2010 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. It's true. Bird Song (like human voices i guess) are a rare combination of beauty & beastly.

  2. I've never heard an egret or crane make a noise while on the ground but they sure do sqwawk in the air. Lovely clarity in that first and last photo. Gorgeous day down under so hopefully will have a few happy snaps up tonight. Happy 4th!

  3. Great pix--I especially like the catbird shot. Hope you're having a good holiday weekend.