Great Egrets - best of the rest

October 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Great Egrets - best of the rest
 

This final post of Great Egrets from Florida presents a range of images of these magnificent birds. Most are taken at Gatorland Rookery but the final few are taken from Clearwater Pier following a day on the beach.  
 

These first images show preening activity.
 

Great Egret preeningGreat Egret preeningGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA
 

Great Egret preeningGreat Egret preeningGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA
 

Great Egret preeningGreat Egret preeningGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA
 

Great Egret preeningGreat Egret preeningGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA
 

One of a very few flight shots (shame I just clipped the feet!)
 

Great Egret in flightGreat Egret in flightGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA
 

A couple of images of a young Great Egret as it left the nest for the first time.
 

Great Egret - first time out the nestGreat Egret - first time out the nestGatorland, Florida, USA
 

Great Egret - first time out of nestGreat Egret - first time out of nestGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA
 

And a pair of Great Egrets tending a nest whilst their chicks sleep.
 

Great Egrets building nestGreat Egrets building nestGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA
 

It was a lovely sunny day when we went to Clearwater Beach. The sky provided a bright blue background as this bird sat on the edge of Clearwater Pier.
 

Great EgretGreat EgretClearwater Pier, Florida, USA
 

There were a couple of egrets flying around the pier.
 

Great EgretGreat EgretClearwater Pier, Florida, USA
 

And finally, a more subtly lit image, helped by the fact the Egret sat in the shade of the buildings on Clearwater Pier.
 

Great EgretGreat EgretClearwater Pier, Florida, USA
 

The Great Egret really is an elegant bird - I hope you have enjoyed these images as much as I enjoyed taking them.
 

For these, and lots more Great Egret images please go to the relevant gallery here.
 


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