Great Egret

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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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Great Egret

Great Egret – The Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aransas, Texas offers great views of many wading birds from the boardwalk built over the water. This Great Egret was very cooperative in that it stayed really close to the boardwalk and allowed me to make many photographs. We were on a casual birding trip

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The Pose

The Pose – When you get a good subject to photograph, you don’t want to leave.  This Great Egret displayed the pose over and over again making it even harder for me to turn my attention to other activities in the area.

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