Two sets of Egrets below taken at first light. When the sun is low the best shots can be using the Spanish Moss as well as the birds for photographs.
The first set have a Great Egret climbing to land on a Cypress in the swamp. The shot above has a bonus I didn’t see. If you look close there is a second Egret already flying in the tree. His silhouette is highlighted through the first birds open wings.
Below an Egret was settling on a small tree growing on an island. Large Cypress there have Great Blue Herons already nesting, the Egrets are just beginning.
All the above were photographed in the larger swamp area of Magnolia Plantation, Charleston.