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Great Egrets


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!






Comments on: "Great Egrets" (7)

  1. all make a lovely scene.

    • Hi Tex, I stopped by my local neighborhood lake earlier tonight at dusk and saw 17 egrets – both the Great and Snowy Egrets. I also saw 4 Wood Storks, a big number of Common Cormorants, a small flock of Hooded Mergansers and the usual Ibises, Great Blue Herons, Anhingas, and various ducks! What a mob! Yes, I did take pictures. I will post in coming days. I have been told to expect many more water birds around in the next month. Have a great weekend and thanks for your always nice comments!

  2. I really like the photo of the pair at the edge of the water. Great composition!

  3. Hello, I always enjoy seeing these beautiful egrets. You live in a great area to see the wonderful wading birds. Great post and photos. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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