Saturday, March 15, 2008
Super Tame Snowy Egret
I suppose I would be super tame too if I knew that I was going to get a full belly of fresh fish guts after this guy was done getting his fillets!
Monday morning I foolishly went out on a cross island photo scouting mission. My first stop was the Sanibel fishing pier at the east end of the island near the lighthouse. The rails were lined shoulder to shoulder with fishermen. Yep, all men. They were reeling in dinner plate sized sheepshead- a black and white vertically striped fish. I watched them for a while, but what really caught my eye was this snowy egret. It stood steadfast in the strong breeze waiting for a handout. I didn't stick around long enough to see if his patience paid off. I was off to Ding Darling to see the roseate spoonbills!