Tag Archives: Great Egret

A Bird’s Gotta Eat

This Great Egret spent considerable time picking out this stick for his nest and finally took off.

Great Egret with Stick
Great Egret with Stick

He didn’t get far… I see something better!

Great Egret Stopping for Snack
Great Egret Stopping for Snack

Or a snack.

Great Egret Stopping for Snack
Great Egret Stopping for Snack

Snack swallowed and the stick hunting process starts again.

Great Egret Stopping for Snack
Great Egret Stopping for Snack

After picking up and discarding several options, he chose this modest stick to present to his mate.

Great Egret with Stick
Great Egret with Stick

March 18, 2020

Interloper Rebuffed

Great Egrets are trying to move in on the already nesting Great Blue Herons. This pair is not having it.

Great Egret Driven Off By GBH
Great Egret Driven Off By GBH

The GBH have at least one chick hatched in the nest at their feet.

Great Egret Driven Off By GBH
Great Egret Driven Off By GBH

One Great Blue took a stance over the chick while the other drove off the Great Egret.

Great Egret Driven Off By GBH
Great Egret Driven Off By GBH

The Great Egret didn’t go far, you can see him through the branches, and the parents stayed on alert.

Great Blue Herons in Nest
Great Blue Herons in Nest

March 10, 2020