Great Egrets Nesting

Great Egrets At Nest

I featured this Great Egret nest as the pair was starting to build. They had made some progress about 10 days later.

Great Egrets Nesting
Great Egrets Nesting – Click photo for larger view

Look between the Great Egrets’ legs for a peek at one of the Great Blue Heron chicks in his nest.

Great Egrets Nesting
Great Egrets Nesting – Click photo for larger view

The Great Egret pair showing some affection in between grooming activities,

Great Egrets Nesting
Great Egrets Nesting – Click photo for larger view

From a different angle you can see how close together these nests are. On this day there was one Great Blue Heron nest, three Great Egret nests and one Anhinga nest. The Anhinga nest has since either failed or was raided and is no longer there.

Great Egrets Nesting
Great Blue Heron looking into Great Egret Nest – Click photo for larger view

Photos taken 4/10/2017, Charleston, SC.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Great Egrets At Nest”

    1. Thanks, Belinda! I’m not sure–safety in numbers maybe? They do prefer trees surrounded by water to keep raccoons and similar raiders from getting to their nests. Of course that means alligators patrol the water looking for opportunities. We’ve been told of alligators snatching babies out of low nests. I hope not to see that!

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