Friday, January 30, 2009

He had a leg up on me.



This cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) may look like he is walking but actually he was doing just what you see. As I drove up to park down at Lamar State College Port Arthur, three of these egrets were just standing there sunning. They were kind of indignant hat I had spoiled their party, and started walking away. I pulled out my camera and started shooting from inside the car to keep from disturbing them.

This fellow walked a few more feet. He then stood still and raised his leg back behind him. Before I got this shot, the leg was higher. It really looked kind of awkward. I suppose he was sending me some kind of sign of indifference.

--steve buser

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