Jane Godfrey and I went to Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge June 4th hoping to find some interesting critters to photograph. The highlight of the day was a group of 8 deer seen from the Goose Overlook, and I have quite a few photos of them. We saw 3 gators but only one was photographable. There were large numbers of egrets as there is a rookery in the cypress trees in Bluff Lake which provides a nesting place for thousands of mostly great, snowy and cattle egrets, but also a good number of great blue herons and little blue herons.

A few snowy egrets posed for us, and we saw and tried to photograph the many cattle egrets flying over our heads into the trees behind us to get nesting material and then going back to the rookery with the sticks. They were flying too fast so I only got a few decent shots of them. I made 4 videos (after the photos, at the end of the gallery) of the egrets in the rookery and in the air.

The deer were photographed with my Canon 7D and 100 - 400 mm lens. I used the Olympus OM-D with the Panasonic 100 - 300 mm lens for all the other photos and the videos of the rookery.
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