Dancing Great Egret

Dancing Great Egret

The basic routines are the same. Yet each bird adds a little something different to their display.

Dancing Great Egret
Dancing Great Egret

I photographed this Egret showing off for an audience over a long period. This bird had excitement to his plan. Maybe a little extra drama is a good description.

Dancing Great Egret
Dancing Great Egret
Dancing Great Egret
Dancing Great Egret

His bow was low and long.

Dancing Great Egret
Dancing Great Egret

Charleston, South Carolina.

6 thoughts on “Dancing Great Egret”

  1. When I looked at the first picture at my usual distance of two feet or so from the monitor, I though I was seeing a feather that had gotten snagged on the branches. It took a while to realize the white was a whole bird.

    1. Mating season in a rookery is an amazing treat. Earlier this AM I was trying to count how many were now nesting, but way too much swirling around still ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. There may be close to 100 breeding pairs this year.

    2. That would be awesome to witness. The only place I see these during the breeding season is on yours and Ellen’s post. Does the female and the male put on this elegant display? Or only the male? Because we all know the males in bird world are so much more colorful then females and have to try hard to impress her.

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