26 March 2012

Breeding Coloration on Great Egret

The egrets and herons are in full breeding plumage right now. Most people focus on the ornamental feathers but check out this bright tangy green around the eyes and bill on this Great Egret. I found this one hunting the Green Cay wetlands last week. It's a gem of a bird and once again, a common bird is seen with new eyes. It's all in the details folks!

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