Deck out your device with 15% off smartphone cases & laptop skins. Use code DEVICE15.

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.
The Great Egret is the largest of the Australian egrets.
Canon 50D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

Featured In: Let Animals Stay Free

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.
Please feel free to check out my website:
www.byronbaybackyard.com.au

View Full Profile

Comments

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Superbly captured.

  • Many thanks Julie!

    – byronbackyard

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent capture

  • Many thanks Larry!

    – byronbackyard

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely stunning!! x

  • Many thanks Naturelover!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    ( To help us tidy up the group it would be appreciated if you could remove as many of your older works as possible – Thanks Ray )

    If you have already done this THANK YOU

  • Will do tomorrow Ray!

    – byronbackyard

  • swaby
    swabyalmost 3 years ago

    Love the sun on this beautiful bird and capture!

  • Many thanks Tina, they’re beautiful birds, so graceful!

    – byronbackyard

  • Karue
    Karuealmost 3 years ago


    No Reply Needed

  • Rose Landry
    Rose Landryalmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot – herons have such an awesome wing span!

  • Many thanks Rose, they do and I love the rolling, bumpy flight!

    – byronbackyard

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.