Again this year a pair of Great Egrets attempted to raise a family in a pine bough just off the nature trail at Ravenswood Pond.
Different this year is that they have had success, at least so far. Two years ago the eggs were not viable and last year there were two or three chicks but they did not live long.
Survival rate for chicks is pretty low, and looking at this flimsy nest you can easily identify a few dangers plus they have a number of predators.
In the mean-time, these two have some shade…
and they look well fed.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
June 10, 2022
9 thoughts on “Great Egret Chick Pair”
Love these guys and their fluffy heads☺️
Just have to think muppet when you see them!
They look really cute with that down on their head 🙂
Nice shot !
Don’t they! I hesitate to use the word cute with the Great Egrets as I’ve seen some really mean, if natural, behavior from them. Thanks!
Sweet little birds, wonderful light and detail! It’s a dangerous world for these little guys.
Thanks, Belinda, the parents’ choice works well for the photographer this time to get a nice peek of their little world!
That is the truth, yet somehow a few always survive.