One of the many amazing perks for working at the San Diego Museum of Art is that it’s nestled smack-dab in the middle of Balboa Park and adjacent to the San Diego Zoo. This brings all manner of critters directly into my path from work to my car.
Today was no exception. This great egret has spent the winter here in sunny warm San Diego enjoying some yummy fish from the giant koi pond in front of the Botanical Building. They’re here on vacation while the rest of the country slumbers under its cold white blanket.
When the spring begins to heat up a bit she’ll begin her long journey across the country for breeding season in the central and southeastern parts of the US.
In the meantime, she’s just another of many tourists taking up all our parking spots. *grumble grumble… tourists *
0 Replies to “A Great Egret in Balboa Park”
Beautiful picture. You’re so lucky you get to work in the park 😉
Oh, you had your chance miss thang…
Beautiful photograph James
How’s the new parking structure in the canyon coming along? (If you see docent Catherine Jones, say hello from Richard the blogger!)
It’s going up pretty quickly. Not as pretty as the woods that were there though. But they’ll be replanting and redoing our loading dock road. Less invasive plants as well. I’ll pass on your hello!
Cool! Thanks! Have a great weekend! Richard
Jim how are the Koi doing with the Heron hanging around the pond?
The big ones don’t mind in the least. They’ll eat the heron, the egret and have enough room left over for the osprey! The fry are another story.