These I have seen on here a few times, I've taken many shots of these and binned most do to burning white out on feathers, these I didn't think turned out too bad for a beginner.
This one is again shot at the small Lake Lilly in Florida. One day I'll be home to catch them with the lovely long mating plumes.
The Great Egret Ardea alba, also known as the Great White Egret, or Common Egret, is a wading egret, found in most of the tropical and warmer temperate parts of the world, although it is very local in southern Europe and Asia. It is called Kōtuku in New Zealand. It is sometimes confused with the Great White Heron in Florida, which is a white morph of the Great Blue Heron.
The Great Egret is a large bird with all white plumage that can reach 101 cm in height and weigh up to 950 g. It is only slightly smaller than the Great Blue or Grey Herons. Apart from size, the Great Egret can be distinguished from other white egrets by its yellow bill and black legs and feet.
Great egret is landing at the lake in Golden Gate Park, San FranciscoThe Great Egret feeds in shallow water or drier habitats, spearing fish, frogs or insects with its long, sharp bill. It will often wait motionless for prey, or slowly stalk its victim. It is a common species, usually easily seen.
The Great Egret is partially migratory, with northern hemisphere birds moving south from areas with cold winters. It breeds in colonies in trees close to large lakes with reed beds or other extensive wetlands. It builds a bulky stick nest. The call at breeding colonies is a loud croaking "cuk cuk cuk". and when they're not they make other weird noises lol
Hope I'm not boring you with the water birds?
This one is a prettier one so hope it's liked
Start nights tonight so may be scarce on here for a couple of days until I adjust.
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