Great Egret Nests - click to enlarge

Great Egret Nests

This is the time of year the drama plays out. Where nests are built, fighting among the adults, and survival of each chick.

Great Egret Nests - click to enlarge
Great Egret Nests – click to enlarge

Shooting this is a combination of wonder and at times horror.

Great Egret Nests - click to enlarge
Great Egret Nests – click to enlarge

It might be hard to tell but these are 2 different nests in a swamp cypress tree.

Great Egret Nests - click to enlarge
Great Egret Nests – click to enlarge
Great Egret Nests - click to enlarge
Great Egret Nests – click to enlarge

Even while these small birds are being raised, almost within reaching distance, 5 foot (1.5 m) tall Herons are taking their first flights.

 

6 thoughts on “Great Egret Nests”

    1. LOL, that is an exact joke we share when breeding season first starts ๐Ÿ˜€. Larger Herons are just flying now so that might be nice less thing to point at soon ๐Ÿ˜€. I need to remember these times when itโ€™s late summer and I am out hunting for something to photograph.

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