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Great Egret Stretching a Wing

Great Egret Stretching a Wing – As I watched this Great Egret over just a few minutes, he spent some time preening and then turned his back to me.  Shortly after turning, he decided to stretch out a wing. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary occupies approximately 13,000 acres in the heart of the Corkscrew Watershed in Southwest …

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Great Egret Tail Plumage

Great Egret Tail Plumage – With his head bowed and facing away from me, this Great Egret took on the appearance of a faceless bearded man.  A bit spooky in the darkness of the swamp. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary occupies approximately 13,000 acres in the heart of the Corkscrew Watershed in Southwest Florida, part of the …

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Great Egret Posing

Great Egret – After preening and making himself look his best, he now waits for a possible mate to arrive.  He contrasts well with foliage. During a February 2017 visit to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, I found this Great Egret lurking in the shadows. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary occupies approximately 13,000 acres in the heart of the Corkscrew Watershed …

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