Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"...so, where did you get the photos of Billy Idol?"

...which is what Rick said when he came into my office and saw this puffed-up Cattle Egret on my screen...


"Pinckney," I responded casually. "He was great. Very polite...put on a fab show."


I've heard of dogs looking like their owners, but never birds looking like celebs...


...he was dancing with himself here.


I like lots of music, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s--jazz, classical, swing, bluegrass, rock, rock-a-billy, indie, etc., etc., etc.--a huge variety, but when you lump everything together and just go with vocal timbre, Billy Idol is in my top-ten favorite male voices.


The famous mohawk...


...the other famous mohawk.



...off to the next gig.


...photographed at Ibis Pond on Pinckney Island, near Hilton Head, South Carolina 6/8/11. For other Cattle Egret posts, click here.

26 comments:

Roy said...

Huh! The eyes are similar, too. I'm not a big Billy Idol fan, though.

Great shots!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Oh, la, la! Dancing and strutting his stuff! Fantastic shots. Can't say I know much about Billy's music but upon looking him up on google... I think he researched cattle egrets :)

Kyna said...

HAHAHAHAHA!

My mum loves Billy. That made me laugh :D

Wanda..... said...

Two of a kind, they do have the same expression and attitude!

Lisa said...

what an amazing bird!

OLDCROWS3 said...

I LOVE NATURE. DON'T YOU? LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL GOD DESIGNS.

GRANNY FROM FLORIDA

KAT said...

Ha...even has the Billy Idol lip jut
nice !

Bob Bushell said...

The bird, the Cattle Egret, the end. I think that each picture is wonderful.

TexWisGirl said...

greatness!!! :)

Roy said...

Super photos Kelly, great hairstyle, (the bird I mean).

Laure Ferlita said...

He's got style and attitude in spades!! Great shots!

holdingmoments said...

Great post Kelly.
That's quite a headdress he's got. lol

Out on the prairie said...

what a great set of pics and funny tale.All in their White Wedding Gown.LOL

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Love the photos and the humor--awesome!

grammie g said...

Hi Kelly ...I love your likeness to Billy, but I thought of Rod Stewart right of hahaha!!

Great shot's great story! = : >

Grace

Birding is Fun! said...

Amazing as always! See you soon!

Elaine said...

Too cool! I love the first photo and gotta say I like the Pinckney Billy Idol best. The photos of the turtles in the last post are fantastic too. You are quickly becoming a turtle photographer extraordinaire, to go along with bird photographer extraordinaire.

Montanagirl said...

LOVE these guys! Fabulous shots as always, Kelly - especially the one where he's taking off from his perch.

Penny said...

Such a fun post! Love that egret.

Sue said...

I see the resemblence!

Janice K said...

Marvelous pictures/post! What a "take off" in that last one.

Guy said...

Hi Kelly

Fantastic photos and I see the similarity but I doubt Billy can fly between shows with the same amount of grace.


Guy

Steve Borichevsky said...

Hah! Our "Billy Idol" bird is the Longtailed Duck.

Kelly said...

...thanks, everyone! I think I stared at that photo off and on for months trying to figure out what to do with him. His expression and fluffed-up feathers made me smile every time I saw the photo. Leave it up to Rick to find the perfect caption for me!

I'm in the lobby of Hotel Lakeside right now.....birders are everywhere....it's fun....I've got to go!

Banjo52 said...

I especially like that last photo. I'll have to get to know Mr. Idol . . . someday.

Chad said...

Funny! Aside from looking like Billy, I had no idea a Cattle Egret could look so awesome! Wow!