It’s a Jungle Out There

Saint Helen (my mother-in-law) and I were enjoying our morning coffee out on our newly completed screened-in porch when this magnificent bird made an appearance. 

Saint Helen grabbed her iPhone and quickly snapped this photo as the bird flew away to handle some noisy business just around the bend in the lake. Our imaginations have run amok:

  • The bird is fending off an alligator
  • The bird is protecting a nest
  • The bird is attempting to establish its dominance over another male
  • The bird is trying to impress a female
  • The bird is auditioning for an episode of Swamp People.

Heck, we aren’t even sure what kind of bird this is. Maybe an egret? A heron? An ostrich? If any of my readers can identify it I’d be grateful.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

5 thoughts on “It’s a Jungle Out There”

  1. It is definitely a member of the long legged wading bird family. My initial though was Great Egret or perhaps Snowy Egret. Leaning toward the former because of the size. On second glance, the grayish wing tips and grey is head make me think Wood Stork, if they are even indigenous to the central panhandle. Either way, it’s an awesome big bird!

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