It’s that time of the year again when birds start returning to the rookery at Lake Martin. We went there a little over a week ago to check things out and saw mostly Great Egrets and Little Blue Herons. The majority were individuals that were not yet paired off or building nests.
This lone Great Egret perched in a cypress tree seemed to be just hanging around. Its beautiful breeding plumage was being blown around by the stiff northern breeze we had that morning.
Canon EOS 7D (600mm, f/7.1, 1/1000 sec, ISO200)
At one point the bird stooped down and the breeze exposed the area in its back from which the plumage emerged.
Canon EOS 7D (600mm, f/7.1, 1/1000 sec, ISO160)
Future posts to this blog will feature a few more photos from our first spring visit to Lake Martin.
The location from which these photos were taken is shown on the map below. Zoom in for more detail.