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Birds of Cape Ann: How to Tell the Difference Between a Snowy Egret and a Great Egret

Great egret Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014Great Egret

For the Chief, and anyone who wants a quick and easy reference on how to tell the difference between the Snowy and Great Egrets, both white and both often times found feeding in the marsh and tide pools together. The Great Egret is greater in size and has a bright yellow bill, with black legs and black feet. The smaller Snowy Egret has the opposite markings, with unmistakeable cadmium yellow feet and a black bill.
Great Egret Snowwy Egret how to tell the difference ©Kim Smith 2014

Snowy Egret and Great Egret

In the above photo taken this morning, the egrets were too far away for my camera’s lens to get a really clear picture however, when cropped, you can see a side-by-side comparison. The Snowy Egret, with black bill and bright yellow feet, is flying in the background and the Great Egret, with black feet and yellow bill, is perched.

Great Egret lobster Cove Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014Great Egret Lobster Cove

More posts about Great Egret and Snowy Egrets:

BIRDS OF CAPE ANN: GREAT EGRET VS. GREAT EGRET

BEAUTIFUL GOOD HARBOR FOGGY MORNING SUNRISE, SNOWY EGRET, AND WHIMBRELS

Lobster Cove, 1916

The peninsula called Annisquam is bordered by Ipswich Bay (Atlantic Ocean), the Annisquam River (which makes Gloucester an island), and Lobster Cove. The cove is protected, and therefore a preferred anchorage and mooring area. Judging by the lack of boats in Lobster Cove, this looks to be spring (May 26th to be exact). Annisquam is across the cove, and Wingaersheek is in the distance across the Annisquam River. The geography of Cape Ann is a visual buffet for photographers and painters, and its beauty is here for all to enjoy.

The peninsula called Annisquam is bordered by Ipswich Bay (Atlantic Ocean), the Annisquam River (which makes Gloucester an island), and Lobster Cove. The cove is protected, and therefore a preferred anchorage and mooring area. Judging by the lack of boats in Lobster Cove, this looks to be spring (May 26th to be exact). Annisquam is across the cove, and Wingaersheek is in the distance across the Annisquam River. The geography of Cape Ann is a visual buffet for photographers and painters, and its beauty is here for all to enjoy.

One Evening in May

The Annisquam Village Library has sent out this notice. Elinor’s last play reading was a true delight. This one may be even better.  All GMG readers know Elinor from the wonderful photos she submits regularly to the blog, under Squam Creative.  Now you can get to know her as a playwright and director too.

On February 21st, ONE EVENING IN MAY written and directed by local author and resident, Elinor Teele, will be presented in a reading with fellow actors in the Library at 8 o’clock. Annisquam thespian, Beebe Nelson, will be one of the participants.
The plot follows the fortunes of the Greenwood family over the course of one magical May night. Nick, the patriarch, is attempting to keep crows from devouring his rare cultivar. Nora, his wife, is trying to ensure his wearing trousers. Rose, their daughter and an army veteran, is at war with her precocious son, Will, who is at odds with her mustachioed partner, Peter. Lust, lunacy ad a duel or two must ensue before love can conquer all.
An excerpt can be found at http://elinorteele.com/plays/comedy/
Not to be missed!

Ten Pound Studio at Annisquam

ten pound studio

No, they haven’t moved from downtown, but you will find the beautiful hand painted silk scarves of Ten Pound Studio artists at the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show this coming Saturday and Sunday, 10/12 & 13 from 10:00-5:00 at the Annisquam Village Hall, 34 Leonard Street.

This year’s show presents a fresh approach to a longstanding autumn tradition, featuring an expanded collection of fine arts and crafts by: Nancy Adams, Helen Beal, Julia Bishop, Kathy Bucholska, Suzanne Brown, Amanda Cook, Joanne Crawford, Ben Cunningham, Lee Cunningham, Phil Cusumano, Margaret Derby, Leon Doucette, Janet Egan, Dennis Flavin, Rose-Marie Glen, Kerry Gorton, Carl Gustin, Peter Herbert, Andrena Huntsman, Susan Kenna, Bobbi Kovner, Ellen “EJ” Lefavour, Camilla MacFayden, Greg Marchant, Connie Mason, Stephanie Mason, Giovanni Pagnotti, Robin Paine, Daphne Papp, Judith P. Norton, Chris Pullman, Kristin Petty, Linda Steele, Ellie Stevens, Evy Stewart, Ken Tarr, Dona Shea, JP Ware & Elz Spofford, Kirk Williamson and Ann Mechem Ziergiebel with a special Silent Auction presentation Crane Beach 1998, an original oil painting by award-winning artist, Dorothy Arnold. The Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show is a great reason to visit lovely Annisquam Village, enjoy the foliage, get a jump on your holiday shopping and benefit the Annisquam Village Church.  For more info, call 978-281-4552.

29th Annual Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show

annisquam art show poster 2013

The 29th Annual Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 12 & 13 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard Street, Annisquam. This year’s show presents a fresh approach to a longstanding autumn tradition, featuring an expanded collection of fine arts and crafts by: Nancy Adams, Helen Beal, Julia Bishop, Kathy Bucholska, Suzanne Brown, Amanda Cook, Joanne Crawford, Ben Cunningham, Lee Cunningham, Phil Cusumano, Margaret Derby, Leon Doucette, Janet Egan, Dennis Flavin, Rose-Marie Glen, Kerry Gorton, Carl Gustin, Peter Herbert, Andrena Huntsman, Susan Kenna, Bobbi Kovner, Ellen “EJ” Lefavour, Camilla MacFayden, Greg Marchant, Connie Mason, Stephanie Mason, Giovanni Pagnotti, Robin Paine, Daphne Papp, Judith P. Norton, Chris Pullman, Kristin Petty, Linda Steele, Ellie Stevens, Evy Stewart, Ken Tarr, Dona Shea, JP Ware & Elz Spofford, Kirk Williamson and Ann Mechem Ziergiebel with a special Silent Auction presentation Crane Beach 1998, an original oil painting by award-winning artist, Dorothy Arnold. The Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show is a great reason to visit lovely Annisquam Village, enjoy the foliage, get a jump on your holiday shopping and benefit the Annisquam Village Church.  Free Admission.  For more info, call 978-281-4552.

Summer Shots From Jay Smiledge (The Boulevard & Annisquam)

Hi GMG & Joey:

Here’s a few Summer shots from around town today 7-10-2013. (The Boulevard & Annisquam)

Jay Smiledge

Cape Ann Imagery

jay@capeannimagery.com

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