Great Egrets are wonderful big white wading birds. These regal-looking birds live and hunt around bodies of water such as ponds, lakes, marshes, and rivers. They hunt for fish, frogs, tadpoles, crayfish, turtles, aquatic snails, ducklings, duck and goose eggs and sometimes land-based animals such as mice, lizards, and the occasional small snake.
We have Great Egrets here in my area as I live close to several small lakes and ponds. I often see the Great Egrets with the American White Ibises or sometimes with their smaller cousins, the Snowy Egrets. I took these pictures in Lake and Sumter Counties, Florida in the last couple of weeks. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!