The spindly looking branches didn’t look like they would hold this Great Egret.
But at only about 2 pounds according to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the egret stuck the landing very easily.
A few flaps of his wings and balance from the tail and he was set. The breeding plumage adds to the show but doesn’t have much substance to add to flight negotiations.
About ten minutes later he was still there, grooming as the light faded just before sundown.