This time of the year the Great Egrets become anything, but the “plain white” birds you see around most lakes and ponds for the majority of the time. Every spring that transform acquiring their magnificent breeding plumage. In the early 1900s these birds were almost hunted to extinction for their tail plumes… Fortunately the plumes went out of style and so we can enjoy a very regal bird at least for a couple of months a year.[nggallery id=17] [xmlgm ngg_gallery=17]
You can see more of my Great Egret images in my portfolio….HERE.