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On a Sunday more than a week ago, at the Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge it was very windy and cold. As I drove by I saw a dozen egrets standing up on a bank of the marshes.

Cold egrets

Cold egrets

There were snowy egrets, like this one.

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

and great egrets, bigger but just as intimidated by the freezing wind chill.

Great Egret

Great Egret

Great Egret

Great Egret

A younger one ignored the cold and was actually trying to fish, twisting and slipping on the mud.

Great Egret fishing

Great Egret fishing

 

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