Saturday, May 31, 2014

A zesty egret


After catching a fish, this egret was chased by nasty crows who tried to steal the fish! The egret would not give it up, but instead ruffled its feathers and shook off those crows. They finally few away and the egret gulped down the fish.

Zest has to do with spirit and enjoyment and gusto. I'd say this is one zesty egret!

The City Daily Photo theme for June is "zest." Please click here to see other takes on the theme from around the world.

26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, zesty and beautiful and with a full tummy!!! Nothing better!! Terrific capture, Lowell!! Definitely the right place at the right moment!!

RedPat said...

I've never seen an egret looking so ruffled, Lowell! Wonderful post for the theme.

cieldequimper said...

With gusto! Way to go egret!

hamilton said...

This is wonderful!! Though the poor egret looks rather funny, he probably doesn't care so long as he still has his fish supper.

William Kendall said...

He looks fierce!

Jack said...

This is quite a nice capture, Lowell. Such a tasty-looking fish.

magiceye said...

This is a brilliant capture!!

Small City Scenes said...

Great take on the subject. He is all ruffled with zest. MB

Randy said...

Nice choice for theme day.

Kay said...

We have broad views of birds in both our front and our back yards. All the bird drama this spring has been around the bigger birds trying to get away from the little ones who chase them away from the nests and food they stalk. I must have seen at least 6-8 little guys harassing a harrier this evening. None of them have an easy time of it...

llandudnopictures said...

Must have been a hungry bird!

VP said...

This brave egret really deserves that fish...

José Mendonça said...

What a capture! What a timing! Fantastic, Lowell.

EG CameraGirl said...

Ha! I don't think I have ever seen an egret with its feathers all over the place like that!

Judy said...

You got a nice shot there with the ruffled feathers and the fish before it got eaten. Zesty!

Lois said...

Yep, he is zesty alright! What a great shot of one of my favorite birds.

Small City Scenes said...

Ruffled with zest or?
Good catch to both of you. LOL
MB

Sharon Anck said...

What a great shot of his bird. I'd say you are correct, that is one zesty bird.

Karl Demetz said...

Fun interpretation and photo for today's theme, Lowell!

Halcyon said...

He's very zesty looking to me! Love the way his feathers are all fanned out. :)

Birdman said...

There lots of enthusiasm encountered here... that be zest!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Zesty and feisty -- and very pretty (and fortunately well-fed).

Kate said...

Perfect! Not a good idea to ruffle and egret's feathers.

LOLfromPasa said...

Fabulous shot and I would have to say that egret is a happy chap and zesty too!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh its bird eat fish out there hey Lowell.. happy to hear the egret put up a zesty fight for his grub :)

Gunn said...

Like a ballerina!:)

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