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 in Southwest Florida, part of the Western Everglades. It is primarily composed of wetlands. These include the largest remaining virgin bald cypress forest in the world (approximately 700 acres), which is the site of the largest nesting colony of Federally Endangered Wood Storks in the nation. In addition to the wood stork, Corkscrew provides important habitat for numerous other Federal and State listed species, including the American Alligator, Gopher Tortoise, Limpkin, Snowy Egret, Tricolored Heron, White Ibis,