An egret is any of several herons, most of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes (usually milky white) during the breeding season. Many egrets are members of the genera Egretta or Ardea which contain other species named as herons rather than egrets. The distinction between a heron and an egret is rather vague, and depends more on appearance than biology. The word “egret” comes from the French word “aigrette”, referring to the long filamentous feathers that seem to cascade down an egret’s back during the breeding season.

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Comments

  • Ralph Angelillo
    Ralph Angelilloover 4 years ago

    Superb image, great colour and composition !

  • Many thanks … I liked this one myself and I’m a harsh critic of my own stuff … beautiful day today and the light late afternoon was awesome!

    – byronbackyard

  • Lindamell
    Lindamellover 4 years ago

    wonderful :)

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • rasim1
    rasim1over 4 years ago

    Excellent capture!!!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, Deborah! The shadows on the birds work brilliantly!

  • Thanks Trish, I was pretty happen with this one myself!

    – byronbackyard

  • João Castro
    João Castroover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Nancy Barrett
    Nancy Barrettover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous birds, gorgeous sky!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

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