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 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.