Great egrets seem to be everywhere down here. You see them flying around, wading in the fresh water ponds, wading in the salt water flats, by the road in the ditch and sometimes in the trees. In mating season which will soon begin, the egrets grow extra fancy feathers (aigrettes) and their face turns green. Unfortunately, we are leaving the area next week and will miss this show.
This photograph was taken earlier this month at the Tule Creek Nature Preserve in Rockport, Texas. (Nikon Z5, 1/3200 sec at f/7.1, ISO 100, 400mm, cropped)
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