Egrets, Passing The Stick - click to enlarge

Egrets, Passing The Stick

Like Herons passing the first sticks is part of the mating ritual.

Egrets, Passing The Stick - click to enlarge
Egrets, Passing The Stick – click to enlarge

The green coloring around the beak is a breeding sign, like the long ‘bridal’ feathers. The color fades soon after the young are raised.

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