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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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

  • Grandalf
    Grandalfover 4 years ago

    Just so clear and detailed, A truely wonderful nature image, excellent as always, Dave

  • Thanks so much … you’re too kind! I was getting a bit depressed astje weather has been very gloomy and not at all good light for sharp pics!

    – byronbackyard

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartover 4 years ago
  • swaby
    swabyover 4 years ago

    Very beautiful!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 4 years ago

    Awesome all around!!!

  • Thanks so much!

    – byronbackyard

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture with great BG, well done Byronbackyard!

  • Many thanks … it’s been a bit gloomy here so it was nice to get a good shot with some blue in the sky!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    June 1, 2010

  • Many thanks, very very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 4 years ago

    fabulous capture :)

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    You are very welcome Byron

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    wonderful iomage well done !LIZ

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 4 years ago

    This photo makes me feel like you are also a bird flying high with this Egret! :) Well done, I just love the clouds in all of your photos! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

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