Great Egrets

We enjoyed seeing several great egrets out hunting on flooded land that lies near the Mississippi levee.  Their snowy white feathers really stood out against the bright yellow butterweed growing in the fields.

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.”  ~Charles H. Spurgeon

9 thoughts on “Great Egrets

  1. They are indeed amazing birds. They look almost prehistoric don’t they. Paul has painted several of these magnificent creatures. Your photos are wonderful too❤️

    • They do look like prehistoric birds! I love to watch them wade around on their long, slender legs when they hunt. They turn their heads to listen and then they strike with great accuracy and speed. I wouldn’t want to be their prey. 🙂

    • Yes, I could sit and watch them for a long time. I’m always thrilled when they stick around a while and don’t fly away. Some are very skittish.

      • Yes, like the heron. The heron the other day that I saw was not the same one (Harry) as it stood there not 20 feet from me and kept staring into the water. Not skittish in the least and they usually bolt and made a horrible screeching noise.

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