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Great Egrets

F/6.3, 1/1250, ISO 400.

Great Egrets

Day 235 / 365

Why does the bird bring toilet paper to the party?

Because he is a party pooper.

Interesting Fact: The pristinely white Great Egret gets even more dressed up for the breeding season. A patch of skin on its face turns neon green, and long plumes grow from its back. Called aigrettes, those plumes were the bane of egrets in the late nineteenth century, when such adornments were prized for ladies’ hats. ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Egret/lifehistory )

 

 

 

 

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22 Comments

  1. I didn’t know that. The males are always the most colorful animals, I wonder if it’s just the male that has that feature here, too. Great photo – odd to see a birdhouse out there!

    • I don’t know why is that about the males. Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. This was taken in state park they put those birdhouse small over the place. πŸ™‚

  2. I once knew a fisherman who taught a little white egret to ride with him in his rowboat. It was a very tame bird, used to keep my wife and me company when we fished from the dock–knowing he would get baitfish tossed to him as snacks.
    Eventually the fisherman trained the egret to follow him into his house.
    And for that he was sorry.

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