Sunday, April 26, 2009

Be careful what you wish for....

I had just been talking to my neighbour about the decision to drain the pond and find a new home for Moby and the other fish, and was sitting on the deck with a book and a cup of tea, when a strange crackling cry told me that the fish might very soon find a new home--inside an egret.
He was standing in the shallow end of the pool, but when Bella and I stood up he hopped up into a tree. And yelled at us in his strange crackly voice. (I don't think I have heard an egret disturbed from his dinner before.) But he did politely wait until I went inside and grabbed the camera, then flew, still yelling, across the street to the creek.
(To hear what he sounded like, go to
I checked the pond. Moby was still there, and all the other easily-recognisable fish but I can't be sure about all the goldfish. Next time I guess the egret will be quiet.
Turned the hosepipe on, giving the fish a few more inches of water to hide in.


ChristyACB said...

We have them over here too, on the riveredge, and that cry really is odd. My beagles go crazy over it.

Mr. Lentini said...

I tried to get a pic of one on sunday at the end of jefferson when i stepped out of the car--it flew off