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11 June 2013 @ 06:00 am
Kitsnaps: Egret, Possibly Snowy  

Another one where I went back and forth and back and forth trying to decide whether it should be a color or b&w photograph. Obviously I finally decided on B&W. :) Egret at Dublin Zoo!

(Someone had to correct me on this, I had put it down as an ibis due to them living with the ibis…es…and I wasn’t thinking enough. Egret! Probably snowy! :))

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

No Xtink is Xtink.: cardinal of doom!goingferal on June 11th, 2013 05:24 am (UTC)
Gorgeous picture, and I really love the bokeh in the background.

However.... I think this is a heron or egret, not an Ibis... The Ibis has a decurved beak, and the beak is also light colored or two-toned.

Based on the dark beak and light feet, I think this is a Snowy Egret ("Snowy is showy!")

(Years of birdwatching with my mom--pretty sure I learned by osmosis!)
kitmizkit on June 11th, 2013 05:53 am (UTC)
oh, you're right, it's an egret, they just live with the ibis...es...Ibisi? :) *fixes*
No Xtink is Xtink.goingferal on June 11th, 2013 06:20 am (UTC)
Hee. I couldn't decide what the plural of Ibis was, so I reworded the sentence.

Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on June 11th, 2013 10:56 am (UTC)
I don't care what it is called--it's just gorgeous!
?elsceetaria on June 11th, 2013 09:06 pm (UTC)