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The Great Egrets


Great Egrets are here on our lakes all year around.  I enjoy them very much. The Great Egrets are the taller of the egrets here.  We basically have Snowy Egrets, Cattle Egrets and the Great Egrets.  On rare occasions, we will spot a Reddish Egret but they are quite unusual here.

The Great Egrets wade in shallow water and hunt for fish, turtles, frogs, tadpoles, larger insects, small shore-side snakes and mice.  They spear their prey with their strong pointed bill.  The Great Egret is white with a yellow bill and black legs and feet.  They have yellow eyes.  They are exquisite when in their billowy breeding plumage!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!


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  1. Hello, all the egrets are beautiful. Always a treat to see these beauties, great photos. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

    • Hi Eileen, I saw a couple of wading Great Egrets in the little lake (very low water in spite of a brief rain the other night) this afternoon. Fun to see. I saw another in a backyard along the golf cart roadway that was standing stock-still and looked like a stature. Ha! Have a great evening tonight and a fabulous day tomorrow!

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