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.

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

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 4 years ago

    beautiful capture !

  • Thanks Trish!

    – byronbackyard

  • Gary  Davey (Jordy)
    Gary Davey (J...over 4 years ago

    Great capture and nice light, well done.

  • Many thanks … a great bird day for mother’s day!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    Great capture! Really shows off the grace of this bird and also those beautiful wings!

  • Thanks Trish … great bird today!

    – byronbackyard

  • Grandalf
    Grandalfover 4 years ago

    Another masterpiece, just terrific, Dave

  • Thanks Dave!

    – byronbackyard

  • Neil Swenser
    Neil Swenserover 4 years ago

    Sensational work mate.

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardover 4 years ago

    Many thanks!

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