These egrets were spotted during my recent visit to the Paynes Prairie State Park near Gainesville, Florida. I am not sure which of the egrets these are. Perhaps they are Great Egrets? Hard to tell because the birds were a long way off in the distance. I used my long zoom lens to take the pictures. This Florida State Park has a huge area of freshwater marsh where many kinds of wading birds thrive.
I saw these egrets, a Great Blue Heron, and several Sand Hill Cranes during the hour I spent at one of the park overlooks just off of the highway. I took these pictures on December 16, 2013. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy! Have a most wonderful Christmas! I am taking Christmas day off and will be right back here on Friday with a new post. See you then.