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Rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies © Robert Sommers 2017

Friday, September 18, 2015

SJWR

I went back up to the San Jacinto Wildlife Reserve yesterday afternoon in hopes of dialing in my new lens. Gas tank was on e and with visions of getting stuck out there all night running through my head, I skeedadled back out to a gas station and then home. Far fewer egrets than a few weeks ago, perhaps there are more in the morning time.

I thought that the bird on top was a green ibis but now believe that it is probably a white faced ibis. Not sure if my egret is a cattle, snowy or great. I think that my ignorance phase is near over and will finally have to start learning something about birds.







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3 comments:

Judith Sparhawk said...

Robert,
You got some nice pics of the ibises, including the green irridecense in their feathers. Yes, the species you will find around here are White-faced (pretty sure there's no such thing as a Green Ibis, at least not in N. America!) The egret is a Great Egret--yellow bill, black legs, large. I'm assuming you have a field guide to help out for IDs--if not, run, don't walk, to the nearest bookstore to get one. As a photographer, I can say that knowing the birds makes shooting them even more fun. Thanks for sharing.
Judith Sparhawk

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos Robb!. Jerry