Great Egret (For Wild Bird Wednesday)

Great Egret

Great Egret

Great Egret

Great Egret

Great Egret

Great Egret

Ardea alba

The Great Egret is usually solitary and forages in shallow water and grassy marshes.  He moves slowly with long neck extended in search of fish and other prey.  An elegant bird on land, he is even more magnificent in flight.  It’s no wonder the National Audubon Society uses the image of the Great Egret for its symbol.

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Categories: Birds, Florida, Photography | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

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18 thoughts on “Great Egret (For Wild Bird Wednesday)

  1. Awesome Egret photos!

  2. The Great Egret pictures are brilliant. My favourites are the one in flight and the one with the huge fish. I have only seen the Little Egret so far. From Findlay

    • Thank you very much for visiting, Findlay! I was hoping to get pictures of that egret swallowing that fish, but he was chased away by a Great Blue Heron who was trying to steal the fish!

  3. Wonderful series but I really love your last image – a perfect catch for you, too!

  4. Exceptional shots of the Great Egret Wally! I love the in-flight shot from below and of course the photo with the fish!

  5. Wonderful pictures! GIven your comments last week, I thought you would be jealous if I put up a bee-eater!

    Thanks for linking to WBW – Stewart M

    PS: you may be interested in this link – it made ME jealous!
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-22/budgerigars-alice-springs-waterhole/4386156

  6. Great captures of the Great Egret, Wally! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!!

    • Thank you, Tammy, Thanksgiving was really nice and hope yours was also. If you get a chance, you might want to compare notes for our day MINWR (“Seeking Refuge” parts 1 and 2 below.). What a wonderful place that is!

  7. Pam

    Great Egrets are magnificent birds to watch in the wild. As always your shots are fabulous, Wally.

  8. Beautiful set of images, great looking bird~

  9. Awesome shots Wally. To get the heron despatching the fish was a special touch. Here the Great Whites are very shy and quite rare.

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