Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Egret, August 12, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday and
ABC Wednesday
E is for Egret
Great Egret, Casmerodius albus, Lee county, Mississippi, USA, July 23, 2015

Formerly known as the "American Egret," "Large Egret," "White Egret," "Great White Egret," and "Great White Heron," this bird's official name in North America is now Great Egret (National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds). 

Great Egrets can be found in freshwater and salt marshes and ponds along the coastal areas of the United States and in the Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys. They wade in shallow water or stalk their prey from the bank, eating fish, frogs, small snakes, various small aquatic animals, and insects.

They are large birds standing at least 1 meter (over 3 feet) tall with yellow bills and black legs and feet.  In addition to other North American Egrets, the Great Egret's relatives can be found in Europe, Africa and Asia.

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  1. Great photos - I especially like the last one with the bird just about in the air. Beautiful bird.

  2. The egret is such a beautiful bird with an amazing wingspan.
    Great photos.

  3. these birds are so graceful and these are lovely shots of the Egret.

  4. Beautiful photographs! Animals are always exciting, don;t you think?

    Thank you for participating in our challenge, hope you enjoy it!

    Melody (abc-w)

  5. Hello Lea, beautiful series on the Egret. They are gorgeous birds. Have a happy Wednesday!

  6. your photos are excellent as always. Have a great week.
    Wil, ABCW Team

  7. Such graceful and beautiful birds, Lea.

  8. Wonderful wingspan on him. Beautiful bird.

  9. NIce shots of the Egret. They are cool birds. Love that last shot.

  10. always love seeing great egrets -- they are fun birds to watch!

  11. Such interesting birds to watch, love that wingspan.

  12. I always like watching egrets and herons. Like shots.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  13. You always have such great heron pics.


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