If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning, torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day... EB White
Friday, September 10, 2010
Preening behavior of Great Egrets
Preening pair of egrets
By the shore of the Bassett Creek Pond I laid down and observed a couple of Great Egerts earlier this week. I discovered they spend far more time in preening behavior than even a typical teenager.
In addition to preening, these lovely birds also wondered slowly through the pond, patiently waiting for minnows to appear within their reach.
It seems one of the Egrets wanted to show me just how well he/she had preened and to my surprise flew ashore nearby. I was impressed. Wish I could clean up that nicely!