Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Mystery Bird is Resident Critter

"Remember the quiet wonders. 
The world has more need of them
 than it has for warriors."
Charles de Lint

Good morning fellow Saturday Critter friends.

For as long as I've been going to Centennial Lakes in Edina, Minnesota on every visit I've been privileged to observe this one lovely lone white bird.  Seriously.  

In all the excitement of capturing him again, (not to mention finding a baby turtle underfoot and caught in a dangerous situation) I finally asked the art exhibitor that was watching me shoot pictures, "Do you know this bird's story?" grinning he replied, "Oh he's just the resident bird here."
Just? Really?!

So, evidently other folks have been just as curious and a pressing bird identification ensued!

Isn't it marvelous when a community comes storming to the rescue over one stunning bird?

Another cool shot.
I'm excited to reveal the one and only Great Egret, resident of Centennial Lakes here.

It just goes to show that sometimes while you're occupied with one thing

waiting just around the corner is something else worth noticing.

"The few wonders of the world only exist
while there are those with the sight to see them."

Charles de Lint

Be happy in all that you do this weekend,  Enjoy.


eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, Wonderful post on the Great Egret. I hope it finds a mate and is not lonely. The egrets are always a treat to see, great shots. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

egrets are to Florida as the common sparrow is to...everywhere. I have a flock of 'em stroll through my yard all the time. I love Florida

Gail said...

Fish eater for sure.

Have a great weekend.

Christine said...

So he's somewhat of a celebrity! And a handsome one at that!
The rusted bird sculptures were "egret" find also! (Sorry ,I couldn't help myself!)
Have a great day!

TexWisGirl said...

glad he or she hangs around! love the great egrets. but i really love the line-up of shovel-critters, too.

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos Karen, an elegant egret and so glad she was such a great poser. You captured her beautifully. The quotes are perfect also.

RedPat said...

He's lovely!

Cloudia said...

I love your sweet shots. Thanks for introducing me to de Lint! You will see quotes by him at my place too, Karen :-)


Filip and Kristel said...

Look like there was a lot of wind. Good shots.


Elephant's Child said...

Love Charles de Lint, and you have reminded me it is time to reread some of his works.
Love that Egret and his beautiful domain too. Thank you.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I wonder what that bird would say, if he could talk?

I like that statue!

Debbie said...

So by now you know it is a great Egret!! I see them here but they are not very common, I have to hunt for them. It is a beautiful bird and you captured it well!

Alexia said...

What a beautiful bird! and what a privilege to have it in residence!

I love Charles de Lint too - fabulous quotes, Karen.

Rose said...

Oh, gosh, I love that he stays there, and love what is just around the corner.

Jeanie said...

He's magnificent. I was going to suggest an egret - I posted a similar photo on the Gypsy awhile back and my bird friends who know far more than I about such things came up with that one. Hey, you could call it Joe -- still handsome.