Not an egret, although I've heard tell they are in the area. This is a white Great Blue Heron. All the markings are there, but it is white where the others are blue-gray. When it flew away, the wings were all white nearer the body, and still had the black banding near the wing tips.
And very, very shy. We were on the other bank, and it still flew off.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I was walking on the trails leading to the area behind Pirrozolo Park, when I could just barely hear people talking. Men, chatting and laughing.
Now, I am mostly deaf in one ear, so it is a chore to locate any sound I can't see. And this was very difficult. I walk past twice before I nailed it.
Three fishermen, quietly enjoying an early morning on the Chemung River.