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Big Birds in the Trees


A Great Egret, several Snowy Egrets, and a Little Blue Heron all took their places temporarily in a medium-sized Cypress Tree.  They were very flighty.  I took all but one of these pictures at a little pond near CR 466 in Sumter County, Florida at about 5:45 PM last night.  I doubt these birds actually were intending to roost for the night, but were probably just resting a few moments.  There are two ponds very close together in the area.

The picture of the Ibises was taken a few minutes later on last evening.  It was taken on the shore of the little park lake, located just off of the Spanish Springs Square in The Villages, Florida.  Please click on the thumbnail images to see  a slightly larger version of that picture. Enjoy!



Comments on: "Big Birds in the Trees" (4)

  1. Good morning, I love watching the birds up in the trees. These tall birds seem so out of place high in the tree tops. Great shots. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

    • Hi Eileen, Those egrets (Great and Snowy) were flighty and trying hard to be the king of the tree, with each trying to replace the one at the top. Eventually, that Little Blue Heron took over when the egrets en-mass flew over to the other nearby pond. This particular tree was right on the shore of the smaller swampier pond. Have a wonderful day today!

  2. they are really cool in the tree tops!

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