Tucson, Arizona
Canon PowerShot SX40HS

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

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot my dear !

  • Thank you so much Judy! Your support is priceless!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot, Kimberly!

  • Thank you Sheila!! I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    Love that breeding plumage … great shot !

  • Thank you my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent!!

  • Thank you so much Marvin!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on having your image selected for featuring in the group “The Birds”.

  • Yay! Thank you so very much Wayne!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ron Co
    Ron Coalmost 3 years ago

    Getting a real idea of the birds size is often tricky , the first time I saw our Blue Heron’s locally I could not believe how tiny they were (compared to how I imagined them to be)
    After nearly six years of chasing wrens , robins and pardalote they look big again LOL
    So this guy , about 60cm or 2 foot tall as standing here?

  • This guy is about 3 feet tall actually. Showing off his breeding plumage as the wind is blowing from his back. that is what I was focusing on. Thanks for stopping by!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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