Rest In Pieces poor little Lizzie

Mr, Great Egret is a regular visitor to our backyard, and is often seen perusing next door’s Monstera Deliciosa to see if there are any delicious bugs to be snaffled up.


Our cute little Lizzie lives on the insect netting around our lanai, and we’ve got so used to seeing her there. Sometimes she gets stuck between the netting and the glass, and hubby opens the door to free her. She eats all the insects that congregate there, so really earns her keep.


Yesterday, I looked out of the window and saw that Mr. Egret appeared to have something wrapped around his beak.


On closer inspection through my camera lens, I saw poor little Lizzie struggling to get away, but alas, she was no match for that beak, and is now no more with us.


She really should have stayed closer to home instead of venturing out to the garden. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. I’m going to miss her. Rest In Pieces, poor little Lizzie.


148 comments on “Rest In Pieces poor little Lizzie

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  2. Sorry you had to see Nature catching us off guard, . We’re left to wonder if we ,as humans, can ever come to grips with Nature’s way.

    • Thank you so much for sympathizing with poor little Lizzie. I was happy to see another smaller version clinging to our bug screen today. Let’s hope this one takes up residence and doesn’t fall prey to the big bad Egret. 😀

  3. I love how we get an attachment to our ‘backyard friends’; we name them, we talk to them, they become a part of our family and our life. And when we do this, we may also experience sorrow if nature takes a not-so-good turn with one of them. Poor lil’ Lizzie, RIP…..hugs to you Sylvia for this loss, I’ve lost a few backyard friends myself, I know the tug to the heart it does! 🙂

  4. ogni piccola vita è preziosa ed ha un suo grande dramma…non la pensa così l’airone, il giro di ruota della vita, le immagini sono straordinariamente belle, buona giornata sYlvia

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