I call this one: Quiet Reflections

very present quietlyThis Great White Egret is the second largest white egrets of the world, the white color form of the Great Blue Heron being the largest And like the GBH’s, they are also monogamous.

When searching for a mate, males will try to impress females with long plumes held up over their back like the photo I captured above. Just look at the bright orange beak and the green color around his eyes. This is normally orange but changes to green during breeding season.

Once mating has occurred, females will lay anywhere from 1 to 6 eggs. Both parents will take turns incubating the eggs until they hatch. Baby great egrets will leave the nests 2 or 3 weeks after they hatch if they can survive that long. Young egrets are very aggressive to one another and it is not uncommon for stronger siblings to kill the weaker ones. The young ones that do make it though usually live around 15 years in the wild (the record is 27 years).

About Brenda

"Brenda adores the birds. She is enchanted with their grace, their beauty. It was the birds and being out among them that gave her the peace she so needed and forged a new passion She uses a camera to capture those incredible moments, to savor them and share them with others. For her the camera was freedom. Brenda spent her life healing others, and dealing with incredible pain and despair. The world of birds and nature and photography was what she turned to in order to see the beautiful side of the world" -Eric Curtis Cummings
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6 Responses to I call this one: Quiet Reflections

  1. what a beautiful bird! thanx for stopping by 🙂

  2. Mark says:

    YOU shot that photo…??? well done, I am impressed..!!

  3. Really amazing close ups! Thanks for sharing, Brenda!1

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