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Great Egrets

A Great Egret with White Ibises and Mallard Duck

A Great Egret with White Ibises and Mallard Duck

These Great Egrets were spotted on the shore of Paradise Lake in The Villages, FL on October 11, 2016 late in the afternoon.  The big birds were wading in the shallow water and walking on the grassy shoreline, hunting for a quick supper.  Great Egrets are sometimes even seen walking among the landscaping shrubbery at parking lots in our area of Florida.  Our area of Florida has many small lakes, ponds, and swampy marshes which are home to various wading birds such as egrets and herons.  The Great Egrets are both resident and migratory in this area.

Great Egrets are tall white birds that have black legs and feet, and a sharp long yellow bill.  Great Egrets eat fish, frogs, turtles, aquatic snails, aquatic insects, lizards, small snakes, large land insects, and occasionally mice.

Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

Great Egret with Mallard Duck Hybrid

Great Egret with Mallard Duck Hybrid

Great Egret with Florida Mottled Ducks

Great Egret with Florida Mottled Ducks

 

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Comments on: "Great Egrets" (6)

  1. love these beautiful birds.

  2. I enjoy seeing your photos of the birds and your enthusiasm for them.

    • Hi Montucky, Many thanks. I actually had to brake this morning so that a Great Egret could cross a street here. I do enjoy bird and critter watching! Have a fantastic weekend. Enjoy your trails and beautiful mountain scenery.

  3. Hello, Love the egrets and photos. I am in Florida now and I am enjoying all the neighborhood waders. Have a great day and week ahead!

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