Kip’s Comments 11-3-14

Snowy Egret - St. Louis Zoo - Image 287339

 

Reverse Migration

This is the time of year when birds are migrating across North America. From the farthest reaches to the north, countless feathered creatures are moving to warmer climates to the south. Around our home most of our warm-weather birds have left the area. Unless I travel to where the birds are, I will not be seeing or photographing too many feathered creatures, other than our typical winter backyard birds. With only the travel option to consider, we did just that and traveled to St. Louis. Not only did we visit Hannah and Andy, but we also made a stop at the St. Louis Zoo. I found birds, plenty of birds, and other animals. Following are a few samples from the brief visit.

Snowy Egret:

Snowy Egret - St. Louis Zoo - Image 287339

Snowy Egret – St. Louis Zoo – Image 287339

 

Snowy Egret - St. Louis Zoo - Image 287378

Snowy Egret – St. Louis Zoo – Image 287378

 

Snowy Egret - St. Louis Zoo - Image 287401

Snowy Egret – St. Louis Zoo – Image 287401

 

Great Egret:

Cattle Egret - St. Louis Zoo - Image 287393

Great Egret – St. Louis Zoo – Image 287353

 

Great Egret - St. Louis Zoo - Image 287409

Great Egret – St. Louis Zoo – Image 287409

 

Cattle Egret:

Cattle Egret - St. Louis Zoo - Image 287393

Cattle Egret – St. Louis Zoo – Image 287393

 

Black-crowned Night Heron:

Black-crowned Night Heron - St. Louis Zoo - Image 287334

Black-crowned Night Heron – St. Louis Zoo – Image 287334

 

Roseate Spoonbill:

Roseate Spoonbill - St. Louis Zoo - Image 287451

Roseate Spoonbill – St. Louis Zoo – Image 287451

 

Ostrich:    

Ostrich - St. Louis Zoo - Image 287319

Ostrich – St. Louis Zoo – Image 287319

 

Rattlesnake:

Rattlesnake - St. Louis Zoo - Image 287288

Rattlesnake – St. Louis Zoo – Image 287288

 

Prairie Dog:

Prairie Dog - St. Louis Zoo - Image 287469

Prairie Dog – St. Louis Zoo – Image 287469

 

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