Time for lunch
Great Egret babies are aggressive feeders. The one on the right is just about ready to grab the parents beak. Both adults feed and care for the young.
Black beak and yellow feet help identify this bird. It is also smaller than the Great Egret.
Great Blue Heron
The long black feathers on the back of the head lets me know this is an adult.
Great Blue Herons.
Great Egret surrounded by Elderberry flowers
Almost grown. Amazing wings, I wonder how they keep all of those feathers so white.
Great Egret Juveniles, still being fed by parents.
I love the comparison of the necks in this photo.
Length 46 inches, Wingspan72", Weight 5.3 pounds.
The Gang is all here!
West edge of Marvin's Pond. Left to Right: White Ibis, Great Egrets, Roseate Spoonbills, and Snowy Egrets.
Great Egrets at the Rookery
The pair sitting on the nest in the middle were the first ones I saw after they hatched.
Two Great Egrets
Nearly time to leave the nest.
Taking a break from feeding the almost grown youngsters.
Babies on the left, Adult supervising on the right.
Great Blue Herons in the nest.
Lands on a reed on the east side of Marvin's Pond.
White on White
The White flowers are Elderberries, Sambucus canadensis. The white birds are Great Egrets