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The Great Egret’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. Young Great Egrets are similar to the adults, but have a blackish tip to the bill.
Canon 50D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Bill McMullen
    Bill McMullenover 3 years ago

    Beautiful flight shot.

  • Many thanks Bill!

    – byronbackyard

  • Angie66
    Angie66over 3 years ago

    stunning shot they look so elegant :)

  • Many thanks Angie!

    – byronbackyard

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    They are beautiful birds and this is a terrific capture Deb.

  • Many thanks Al, quite common as you know but beautiful nonetheless!

    – byronbackyard

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,
    .

  • Many thanks Ann!

    – byronbackyard

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Awesome, awesome shot!

  • Many thanks Tina!

    – byronbackyard

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Beautiful in flight capture !

  • Many thanks Trish!

    – byronbackyard

  • Sue Ratcliffe
    Sue Ratcliffeover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Featured Sep 17 2011. Great image!!!!!

  • Many thanks Sue, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work..

  • Many thanks Andrea!

    – byronbackyard

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

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