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The Great Egret is the largest of the Australian egrets. It’s overall plumage is white, and, for most of the year, when not breeding, the bill and facial skin are yellow. The feet are dark olive-grey or sooty black, as are the legs. During the breeding season, the bill turns mostly black and the facial skin becomes green. Also at this time, long hair-like feathers (nuptial plumes) hang across the lower back, and the legs become pinkish-yellow at the top.

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water, australian, birds, wetlands, byron bay, great egret, ardea alba

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

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 4 years ago

    Unbelievable shot!

  • Thanks so much Denis!

    – byronbackyard

  • Elana Bailey
    Elana Baileyabout 4 years ago

    What a fabulous capture and an instant fave. Well done indeed. Cheers.

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • robynart
    robynartabout 4 years ago

    Stunning!! such strength but also so fragile!!!

  • So true Robyn, thank you!

    – byronbackyard

  • Olivia Moore
    Olivia Mooreabout 4 years ago

    Lovely moment!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Jonathan Fletcher
    Jonathan Fletcherabout 4 years ago

    beautiful shot!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneabout 4 years ago

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    So very beautiful!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • MaeBelle
    MaeBelleabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture♥ congrats on the feature,:o)) God bless,Mae

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • SunnieGal
    SunnieGalabout 4 years ago

    Byronbackyard, this is a wonderful piece of art! Beautiful framing and wonderful, full-flight, capture! I feel I could reach out, and touch him.

  • Many thanks for your very kind comments!

    – byronbackyard

  • wildwomenlove
    wildwomenloveabout 4 years ago

    just awesome…x

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Judy Seltenright
    Judy Seltenrightabout 4 years ago

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