This is my third post about great egrets – I’ve gotten pretty hooked on photographing them. If you missed the first two posts, see the links to the right under “Recent Articles” to read those posts. As you can see above, the newborns have arrived over the past few weeks.
All these pictures have been taken at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, a glorious place to observe birds, between Hilton Head Island and the mainland.
I’ve probably been out to the island with my camera 12 or 15 times already. It’s always a treat to see what I’ll discover on each trip. The egrets are amazingly elegant and graceful in flight.
The newborns are a kick. They certainly know how to express their desire for food, perhaps like all babies! As yet I have not seen any of them try to fly out of the nest. One of my birding friends suggests it’s usually 40-50 days before they take the leap.
I have been shooting other species of birds too – stay tuned for an upcoming post! Thanks, as always, for taking a look at my photographs.
Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and the other communities of Beaufort County, South Carolina.
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