Great Egret Fly By

Great Egrets Going About Their Day

The Great Egrets are in different stages of reproducing around the rookery, from fancy courting to feeding chicks.

Great Egrets in Tree
Great Egret Fan Dancing in Tree – click photo for larger view

This set of three nests arranged like stepped condos always has something going on.

Great Egrets in Tree
Great Egrets in Tree – click photo for larger view

A little later on the male took a loop around the tree on his way for more sticks for his mate. The Great Egrets regularly rob each others’ nests of sticks and some fall out so it is an ongoing job. The adult at the nest likes to have something to poke around, too.

Great Egret Fly By
Great Egret Fly By – click photo for larger view

Further down the pond a pair of Great Egret chicks were getting a meal. This nest is away from the trail and harder to see but it sure looks like the chicks don’t have much holding them in.

Great Egret Feeding Chicks
Great Egret Feeding Chicks  – click photo for larger view

 

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