Posts Tagged ‘egret’

Nature Scene at the World’s Smallest Lake: A Great Egret Across the Street from Our Busy Stanyan Whole Foods

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Can you even see Golden Gate Park’s “world-class” Alvord Lake on a map? I suppose, but it’s smaller than most ponds IRL.

Anyway, here it is, complete with a giant Great Egret looking for food right across the street from people looking for food at the Whole Foods Stanyan:

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Or if you don’t want to call it an egret, you can play it safe, as writer CW Nevius might, by guessing “heron,” ’cause that’s close enough. (Hey, is he making a joke about the tower crane in the reflection? I can’t tell. Prolly not, but I can’t tell. It is a heron, a great blue heron, a giant bird that just loves SF. A GBH will get a little irritated if you walk right up to it when it’s hunting, but usually not so much that it would fly away)


Anyway, all dese kinds of boids are in the heron family, and lots of them hang out in GGP, occasionally

Black Crowned Night Heron:


Great Blue:




Snowy Egret:


American Bittern:

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And most of the time all they do is stand around and hang out, ’cause herons is herons, mostly – they’re all pretty much the same…

The Introspective Great Egrets of Golden Gate Park

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Not to be confused with a yellow-legged Snowy Egret, this black-legged Great Egret (Ardea alba) spotted in  Golden Gate Park‘s Strybing Arboretum (aka San Francisco Botanical Garden) seemed to be transfixed with its plumage for a good long time.

After the preflight inspection, it then flew away.

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The Patient Snowy Egrets of Golden Gate Park

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

This smallish Snowy Egret of Golden Gate Park struck a pose for a long time before something good to eat came by.

If your bird is snowy white with all-yellow feet and mostly black legs, odds are it’s a Snowy Egret  

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