Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Rubber-Necking

A Great Egret lurks low along the pond.


"What?"
S-t-r-e-t-c-h!!!
"Are you lookin' at me?!"
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

116 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL!! CUTE series!!! =) blessings ~ tanna
ps yes, it was scary! Poor folks in Van. Glad you were okay!

magnoliasntea said...

Man, what a neck! Admirable to be sure.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ha ha...they do a lot of stretching

eileeninmd said...

Cute series on the Egret and captures of the stretch! Enjoy your day!

Janey and Co. said...

The giraffe of the bird kingdom!

Sandra said...

the last one looks like a smirk that says did you get all that?

Georgette Sullins said...

What a tall guy. Hello!

DJan said...

Wow! Now that's a neck all right. Made me smile, too. :-)

Deb said...

Long neck....great photos

Mildred said...

Love the captions!

joeh said...

Great pictures, perfect title. Almost looks like trick photography.

Margaret Adamson said...

Nw that made me laugh. A progression of 'strtch' shots.

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

What a great photo shoot.

You want a good laugh, check out my post yesterday for Mischief Monday...yes it's an egret.

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Paula said...

Tall and proud!

Debbie said...

oooooh they are so amazing, so magistical!!! i love that he is surrounded in long tall grass, that those lines mimic his and yet he stands out so beautifully!!

awesome snaps!!!

carolann said...

Our neighbor seen one for the first time like you have in a town he had to go too.

Yes a long neck it seems.

Awesome takes.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I love the wading birds. These are great captures, T.!

Marit Sønstebø said...

The Egret is so beautiful!

Dicky Bird said...

oh my - rubber necking in deed!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, such a pretty bird, I saw them in ponds on our trip three weeks ago. They are amazing, so so white and beautiful.Blessings Francine.

Rose said...

He is saying, "Can you see me now? Can you see me now?"

Mary Hone said...

Those are great. "My what a long neck you have."

Irma said...

Beautiful egret with a very long neck.

Stephanie Faris said...

Great pictures...and perfect title for the post!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love this series Theresa. I haven't seen any egrets here yet...but I think they are nesting in secret places.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely doubley my friend, you came up trumps.

Chandra Eswaran said...

That's the precursor to a great catch. Nice sequence of photos!
Have a Beautiful Day, Theresa!!
Peace :)

ThreeOldKeys said...

What a pose! You train your wildlife so well. Stunning photos.

William Kendall said...

Quite a neck!

Karen S. said...

Of course I do my neck exercises, every single day!

Julia said...

I must learn to do that. hehe.
Hugs,
JB

Mama Zen said...

These cracked me up!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

And I though my neck was always sore.

don said...

Rubber necking is so well named. He has an amazing stretch.

Kovács Miklós said...

Just growing and growing. Nice series!

Stephen Hayes said...

That's an amazing neck. There must be fish in the pond for him to eat?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very Cool, TWG!

P.S.
Great Egrets were hunted nearly to extinction for their plumes in the late nineteenth century, sparking conservation movements and some of the first laws to protect birds.

The Great Egret is the symbol of the National Audubon Society, one of the oldest environmental organizations in North America. Audubon was founded to protect birds from being killed for their feathers.
~

Sharon Wagner said...

It is amazing how far their necks can grow.

messymimi said...

Too cute! Egrets always make me smile.

Judy said...

I do love seeing these birds.

Helma said...

Silver or white herons come in the Netherlands becoming more and I think they also always wonderful to see :-)

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Very nice photos, good catches!

Stephanie said...

Yep we are looking at him through your lens.

Margie said...

We know how you love lurkers!! Especially this variety.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love this one!! What a neck!!

Mary said...

What a beautiful bird! And that is indeed quite a neck! :)

Gwen said...

They are simply amazing creatures, aren't they? Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Ha, cute, made me giggle.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Is that keeping a low profile, egret-style?

Linda Kay said...

I'm totally fascinated with these birds with the long necks, and those with the long legs as well. Great shots.

DeniseinVA said...

Ooooooo, great shots! And what a long neck he has.

Terry and Linda said...

WOW! That is a stretch!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

Marissa said...

Oh my gosh..One of our favorites..
My husband is dying to go birding...we had a fall out...
LoVE

Bas said...

geweldig z,on uitschuif nek.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Wonderful shots of that long stretched neck!!
Hugs, CM

RedPat said...

He looks guilty to me, Tex!

Aditi said...

What a beauty!! :)

Felicia said...

sure does seem like he stretched waaaaaaaaayyyyyyy up there.

Nancy Chan said...

The neck is so long! But your post today is cute and makes me smile.

Silver Parrot said...

Great story in your photos!

Les Fous du Cap said...

Great pictures ;-)
Céline & Philippe

DIMI said...

Wow!!What a lovely bird Tex!!Gorgeous pictures!Oh,yes!It is looking at you!!Clever bird!!
Dimi...

Farm Girl said...

They just make me happy to see them. I was outside watching one as it flew on its way to the neighbors and he came back to look at me. It always makes me smile as they are such curious birds.

Debby Ray said...

Wow...that guy has one l-o-n-g neck! :)

Findlay Wilde said...

Ah, now that's a bird I do get to see every now and again over here, but never as close up as that.

Pantherka said...

It is wonderful how lurks, waiting ...

Gosia k said...

what a great beak

Jacquelineand.... said...

Your photos are always so beautifully done that they are great 'stand-alones' but I have to confess, your comments on them push them to the very top!

Adam Tilt said...

That's a huge neck.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He isn't going to let anything or anybody sneak up on him!!

Gail said...

Those long necks are just amazing. They are built to fish!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, We have these egrets here in the area from time to time. I love your pictures of that stretch! Cute! Have a great Wednesday tomorrow!

Brk Trt said...

We get the blue heron here at the pond, but never his white feathered cousin.

Miss Val's Creations said...

So beautiful!

Our photos said...

That's nice !

Adam Jones said...

Some amazing pictures. Such a long neck.

sharon said...

Its amazing how long he can stretch that neck. Love the pics.

Kathy said...

That's a long swallow!

Lynn said...

Mmmoooooommmmm - she's looking at me:@)

Frank said...

That's often the only view I get of the Grey Heron stalking around my local pond ... playing hide and seek.

Robin Lamb said...

T, Long, Longer, Longer, Longest!! Caught you looking!

Lois said...

Rubbernecking!

Red said...

I guess he thinks he's pretty sneaky.

Sally said...

Wish I could stretch like that! How cute. :)

Andy Wilson said...

Wild Bird Wednesday!

bailey-road.com said...

Great sequence!

Kate said...

An unusual and elegant bird.

Brian King said...

haha! He doesn't exactly blend in, does he?

Cloudia said...

You show the awesome in the ordinary!







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ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral
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Maggid said...

It could almost be a Sesame Street Puppet . . how fun!!!

(you noticed my new post almost before I loaded it . . golly, you're magic)

love & love to you!!!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Ha! A sneaky fella just popped up to surprise you!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
One really wonders what they are thinking about us humans! Marvelous photos.
Hugs,
Mariette

Justin Carfagnini said...

Sneaky Sneaky!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Amazing sequence on the Egret!

Susan (ABON) said...

Oh my, what a longggggg neck!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This egret has such a long and narrow neck! He was obviously looking at something important.

darlin said...

The neck with no end! lol What an interesting bird, I don't believe I've ever seen one of these.

Have a fantastic week Tex! Cheers.

Paul said...

Ha ha, more like elevator neck by the looks of it!

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Weekend-Windup said...

Beautiful stretched white neck...

Elaine said...

Fabulous! Great to be able to stretch out to get a better view. I love all your wildflowers. I saw the first bloom of the season in our yard today--what else but a dandelion.

Ms. A said...

I'm guess a sore throat would be a BIG deal!

Small Kucing said...

Yes i am looking at you, oh lovely bird. What a long neck you have there.

Laura. M said...

White hidden in green ;))))

Lynne said...

I'm loving your post titles of late . . .
Quite the stretch . . .

Rita said...

Wow! Long neck! :)

Pix Under the Oaks said...

He was a Lookie Lou!

Indrani said...

That is a really long neck! Great captures.

Nette Cecilia said...

What a funny bird ,Nette

Marie C said...

It's amazing that they can stretch their necks so far!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is one long neck!

Midmarsh John said...

You do have a lovely selection of wildlife visiting your pond.

Carletta said...

CUTE series! Perfect title!

Mary Cromer said...

You have such special guests come to your pond, blessed you are~

Stewart M said...

They do have remarkably extendable necks!

Nice shots.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

NatureFootstep said...

I wonder what it would feel like, having a neck like that :) My throat is sour today by cold. Glad I have a short one.

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