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Great Egrets - part 2

August 09, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Great Egrets - nesting
 

One of the things about a visit to Gatorland Rookery at the end of March / beginning of April, rather than in February, is that it is further through the breeding season. This means that more nests are built, more eggs layed, more chicks are born and those chicks that have been born are bigger. This produces a huge range of potential photo opportunities.
 

This set of images is of birds building, sitting on or tending their nests.
 

This bird was still collecting nesting material. I love  the way it has spread its plume of feathers.
 

Great Egret tending nestGreat Egret tending nestGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA
 

Great Egret tending nestGreat Egret tending nestGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA
 

Great Egret tending nestGreat Egret tending nestGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA
 

Other birds were sitting on eggs. 
 

Great EgretGreat EgretGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA
 

Great EgretGreat EgretGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA
 

I waited quite a while for this bird to stand up and tend its eggs.
 

Great Egret tending nestGreat Egret tending nestGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA
 

But other birds gave me much better images of the nest tending, clearly showing their turquoise blue eggs.
 

Great Egret on nestGreat Egret on nestGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA Great Egret on nestGreat Egret on nestGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA
 

Great Egret on nestGreat Egret on nestGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA
 

Great Egret on nestGreat Egret on nestGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA
 

Great Egret on nestGreat Egret on nestGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA
 

Great Egret on nestGreat Egret on nestGatorland Bird Rookery, Florida, USA


 

More Great Egret shots to come soon.......
 


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