Sunday, June 11, 2006

Neighborhood Crane


Here's one for my aunt Carol who requested "more birds please". This is in my brother-in-law's front yard. This bird has taken up residence in the neighborhood. (in Florida) I don't have a bird book handy, so if anybody knows exactly what this is, let me know.

5 comments:

kenju said...

An egret? Maybe.

Dianne said...

I'd call it a Great Egret, what with the yellow bill and dark legs and feet.
(http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/id/framlst/i1960id.html)

Rick Lee said...

Yeah, I just got back from the Tampa Aquarium and I saw a bird labeled Great Egret and it seemed to be the same thing.

Ford Madox Ford Madox Ford said...

Right, it's a Great Egret. They're usually found around lakes and marshes, but they frequently turn up in terrestrial habitats hunting for Brown Anoles, a very common exotic lizard in Florida.

Rex

Rick Lee said...

Thanks Rex! There sure are plenty of lizards around that neighborhood.