November 12th, 2007

Egrets Reading

Great Blue Heron

Los Angeles River, Sepulveda Dam

I was talking about my bird walk at the Sepulveda Dam last week and an acquaintance from the gym mentioned that she had once seen a “big bird” that scared her to death. From her description (large, white, standing still in the water), I suspect it was a great egret. I tried to explain how beautiful the herons and egrets are but she, oddly enough, persisted with the thought they were “scary.”

Then she started talking about pet lizards and since I really don’t care much for reptiles, I guess it’s another case of beauty being in the eye of the beholder.

LA photo shoot --
a great blue heron