I have been visiting the egret rookery at Avery Island in Iberia Parish, Louisiana. The egrets are in mating/nesting mode now and are displaying all sorts of interesting behaviors. Here is a pair, dressed in their marital garb, sitting side by side like a couple in love, tenderly attending to each other, preening each other, enjoying the other’s close presence. I will be posting other pictures in addition to this one, some of egrets at nest building, stick gathering, ritual dancing, or just resting. It is quite a drama to see.