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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 Preening

Great Egret Preening – This view of this beautiful bird highlights his elegant breeding plumage. The long feathers on his side and tail and the green mask around his eyes and above the beak. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary occupies approximately 13,000 acres in the heart of the Corkscrew Watershed in Southwest Florida, part of the Western

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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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Is That The Sun?

Is That the Sun? – While I am certain this Tricolored Heron was looking into the water with the other eye, it certainly does look like maybe he was wondering, “Is that the sun?” During a February trip to South Florida with friends that included day trips to Everglades National Park, we took advantage of

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Time To Take A Break 2

Time to Take a Break 2 – After walking around for some time, this Tricolored Heron stopped and just stood statue-still as though it was time to take a break. As this bird stood there, it became more relaxed and the bend in the neck became more pronounced. During a February trip to South Florida

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Time To Take A Break

Time to Take a Break – After walking around for some time, this Tricolored Heron stopped and just stood statue-still as though it was time to take a break. During a February trip to South Florida with friends that included day trips to Everglades National Park, we took advantage of the opportunity to watch and

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Waiting

Waiting -Herons and Egrets seem to be very patient.  After flying into the area this Tri-colored Heron simply stood around as though it was waiting for dinner to come to it.  I watched and photographed the bird for several minutes before seeing any sort of movement indicating there may be some prey within striking distance.

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You Can’t See Me

You can’t see me – While walking on Pa-hay-okee Trail we saw this Tri-colored Heron in the reeds.  I was able to take a few photos from a distance.  Eventually, the bird flew to a more open space and would give me several minutes to get several good photos. During a February trip to South

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