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The Intermediate Egret is a medium sized white egret. It looks similar to the Great Egret, but is smaller, has a more rounded head and the orange bill is shorter and not so acute angled. The neck is about the same length as the body. In breeding plumage they have deep pink to red bill, blue-green facial skin and long breast plumes and long wing plumes extending beyond the tail.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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Comments

  • Hedoff
    Hedoffover 4 years ago

    Always look so clean and white Good one

  • Yes .. I always think they’re a bit gorgeously elegant!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • Thanks Trish!

    – byronbackyard

  • Grandalf
    Grandalfover 4 years ago

    Top flight shot, nice job

  • Thanks Grandalf!

    – byronbackyard

  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterover 4 years ago

    This is poetry in motion!

  • Thanks you so much, what a lovely comment. It came up behind me so I swung around to look when I saw the shadow, lucky it focused.

    – byronbackyard

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thank you so much Michael. What a happy morning for me … have a wonderful day, you do a great job on RB.

    – byronbackyard

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful capture…and a great stop in action. Congrats on your feature!

  • This was definitely a lucky, unplanned shot!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 4 years ago

    And a great one! :))

  • Thanks for your kind comments Ginny!

    – byronbackyard

  • Rex Hensler
    Rex Henslerover 4 years ago

    Nice Job on this! very peaceful, and calming. Congrats on your feature.

  • Many thanks for your kind comment, they’re quite common birds here but nevertheless so elegantly graceful!

    – byronbackyard

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 4 years ago

  • Alan Mattison
    Alan Mattisonover 4 years ago

    I think that it is mostly these surprise shots that turn out best- this one certainly has!!great work. fav for me
    alan

  • Thanks so much for your kind words … it’s certainly great if they are focused well!

    – byronbackyard

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