The Egret Tree

Actually there were multiple [Snowy] Egret Trees as I rode along the San Gabriel River last weekend, this one was just the most full, though another was nearly so, and a couple others were being used as perches by solitary birds. It is common to see them standing statue-like in the shallows of the river; on this day, however, this stretch of river was dry. I don't know if that was the reason for their lofty perches, or if it is nesting season, or if something like a roaming coyote, or local dog had scared them into the trees.