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Snowy Egret On Hilton Head Island

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This pristine photo of a snowy egret with an unobstructed view of the golden slippers for which this species is known (snowy egrets are frequently called “the birds with the golden slippers”) is one of several images of indigenous birds taken  in early June 2011 on Hilton Head Island by Lord Of Leisure. Click on image for best viewing.

Previously posted shots from the 2011 Hilton Head excursion feature a great egret rookery, a  white ibis and two snowy egrets wading as well as a menacing American Alligator.

Earlier photos with an ornithological theme follow:

  1. Lord of Leisure was previously known in these posts as Mr. Science. Both Lord of Leisure and Mr Science spend most of their time disguised as Neil Ellis, mild-mannered, retired teacher at a great suburban school system, who can identify a bird by its call, complete the New York Times Friday Crossword in ink, and snap a heck of a photo. All Lord of Leisure photos can be found at Photos – Lord of Leisure. []

White Ibis – Hilton Head Island

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This striking white ibis was photographed in early June 2011 on Hilton Head Island. Click on image for best viewing.

  1. Lord of Leisure was previously known in these posts as Mr. Science. Both Lord of Leisure and Mr Science spend most of their time disguised as Neil Ellis, mild-mannered, retired teacher at a great suburban school system, who can identify a bird by its call, complete the New York Times Friday Crossword in ink, and snap a heck of a photo. All Lord of Leisure photos can be found at Photos – Lord of Leisure. []

Snowy Egrets Wading – Hilton Head Island

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These two snowy egrets were photographed earlier this month on Hilton Head Island. Click on image for best viewing.

  1. Lord of Leisure was previously known in these posts as Mr. Science. Both Lord of Leisure and Mr Science spend most of their time disguised as Neil Ellis, mild-mannered, retired teacher at a great suburban school system, who can identify a bird by its call, complete the New York Times Friday Crossword in ink, and snap a heck of a photo. All Lord of Leisure photos can be found at Photos – Lord of Leisure. []

Alum Cove Natural Bridge – Ozark National Forest

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As noted in yesterday’s post, Wildflowers – Ozark National Forest, Lord Of Leisure and Hippie With Tiara hiked through a portion of the Alum Cove National Recreation Trail in the Ozark National Forest, located in the Boston Mountains of Arkansas.2 During this expedition, Lord Of Leisure took this shot of the Alum Cove Natural Bridge (and Hippie With Tiara). Click on image for best viewing.

The arch’s impressive, almost mystic prospect afforded by this photo belies the rather pedestrian, if not depressingly entropic geological process which accounts for its formation: the 100-130 feet long (reports vary), 20 feet wide  arch was once a quartz sandstone cave. According to the USDA Forest Service site, “The weathering process of wind, rain and ice formed the opening between the arch and the rock overhang.”

  1. Lord of Leisure was previously known in these posts as Mr. Science. Both Lord of Leisure and Mr Science spend most of their time disguised as Neil Ellis, mild-mannered, retired teacher at a great suburban school system, who can identify a bird by its call, complete the New York Times Friday Crossword in ink, and snap a heck of a photo. All Lord of Leisure photos can be found at Photos – Lord of Leisure. []
  2. Wikipedia describes the Ozark National Forest: The Ozark National Forest encompasses 1,200,000 acres (4,900 km2) primarily in the scenic Ozark Mountains in northern Arkansas. The forest contains the tallest mountain in Arkansas, Mount Magazine, and Blanchard Springs Caverns. The southern section of the forest lies along the Arkansas River Valley south to the Ouachita Mountains. The forest was created in 1908 by proclamation of President Theodore Roosevelt. The forest is home to over 500 species of trees and woody plants. Hardwoods, predominantly oak and hickory, comprise the majority of the forest. The forest contains five designated wilderness areas and several Wildlife Management Areas. The Ozark Highlands Trail, built and maintained by over 3,000 volunteers, is the longest hiking trail in the forest and extends for 165 miles (270 km) from the Buffalo National River to Lake Fort Smith State Park in the far western portion of the state.

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Wildflowers – Ozark National Forest

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During their return to the Mountain View Ozark Folk Festival,2 Lord Of Leisure and Hippie With Tiara hiked through a portion of the Alum Cove National Recreation Trail in the Ozark National Forest, located in the Boston Mountains of Arkansas.3

Along the way, Lord Of Leisure captured this dazzling photo of wildflowers serendipitously found along the trail. Click on image for best viewing.

 

  1. Lord of Leisure was previously known in these posts as Mr. Science. Both Lord of Leisure and Mr Science spend most of their time disguised as Neil Ellis, mild-mannered, retired teacher at a great suburban school system, who can identify a bird by its call, complete the New York Times Friday Crossword in ink, and snap a heck of a photo. All Lord of Leisure photos can be found at Photos – Lord of Leisure. []
  2. See Return To Mountain View Ozark Folk Festival and Once More Into The Woods Of The 1973 Mountain View Ozark Folk Festival []
  3. Wikipedia describes the Ozark National Forest: The Ozark National Forest encompasses 1,200,000 acres (4,900 km2)  primarily in the scenic Ozark Mountains in northern Arkansas. The forest contains the tallest mountain in Arkansas, Mount Magazine, and Blanchard Springs Caverns. The southern section of the forest lies along the Arkansas River Valley south to the Ouachita Mountains.  The forest was created in 1908 by proclamation of President Theodore Roosevelt. The forest is home to over 500 species of trees and woody plants. Hardwoods, predominantly oak and hickory, comprise the majority of the forest. The forest contains five designated wilderness areas and several Wildlife Management Areas.  The Ozark Highlands Trail, built and maintained by over 3,000 volunteers, is the longest hiking trail in the forest and extends for 165 miles (270 km) from the Buffalo National River to Lake Fort Smith State Park in the far western portion of the state.

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Great Egret Rookery On Hilton Head Island

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This simply splendid photo of a tree packed with a breeding colony of  Great Egrets was taken last week by Lord of Leisure on Hilton Head Island, located off the southeastern coast of South Carolina. Click on image for best viewing.

And yes, there are more shots of this sort to follow.


  1. Lord of Leisure was previously known in these posts as Mr. Science. Both Lord of Leisure and Mr Science spend most of their time disguised as Neil Ellis, mild-mannered, retired teacher at a great suburban school system, who can identify a bird by its call, complete the New York Times Friday Crossword in ink, and snap a heck of a photo. All Lord of Leisure photos can be found at Photos – Lord of Leisure. []