Gene C. Reid Park ~ Lake/Pond Area
Tucson, Arizona
Canon Powershot sx10is

Great White Egret

Great egret is a familiar sight in wetland habitats across most of the U.S. but it is relatively rare in Canada. It is nearly as tall as the Great blue Heron but much lighter and more delicate.

in high breeding condition, adults sport vivid grass green loral skin and long nuptial plumes on their backs.

  • A group of egrets has many collective nouns, including a “congregation”, “heronry”, “RSVP”, “skewer”, and “wedge” of egrets.

VOICE Similar to the Great Blue Heron but uninflected, lower and less resonent; Breeding bird gives ducklike gabbling

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A group of egrets has many collective nouns, including a “congregation”, “heronry”, “RSVP”, “skewer”, and “wedge” of egrets.
  • Association of the Little Egret with the Snowy Egret in the Caribbean during winter may account for its appearance in the Northeast. This is a similar situation to the colonization of Cattle Egrets in North America.
  • The Little Egret starred in a BBC documentary that recorded the movement of permanent populations from the Mediterranean into the U.K as a result of milder winters.

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Comments

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful details you captured in this beauty!!…Tony

  • Thank you Tony very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • wayne51
    wayne51almost 4 years ago

    Excellent shot Kimberly, Wayne

  • I thank you Wayne, very much so!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Franklin Lindsey
    Franklin Lindseyalmost 4 years ago

    Hey Kimberly! Beautiful pose. You should see some mating lores for spring right about now.

  • I bet that is a thrill! One of these days, I may make it there….lol

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixover 3 years ago

    Wonderful and magnificent capture, well done !!!
    Kind Regards, Erik

  • Thank you so very much Erik!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 3 years ago

    June 14

  • Thank you so very much Flowers!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 3 years ago

    Your welcome

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 1 year ago

    nicely composed and presented

  • Thank you very much George!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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