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Different Views And Times, Egret

Both series here were taken same day, same place, but different angles and time. Though I was only there for a few hours.

Different Views And Times, Egret
Different Views And Times, Egret
Different Views And Times, Egret
Different Views And Times, Egret

The Great Egret above was shot as he flew past an island in this swamp rookery.

In the background you can see the Cypress Tees and some Egret nests. This bird was climbing higher to reach another set of Cypress further down the water.

Different Views And Times, Egret
Different Views And Times, Egret
Different Views And Times, Egret
Different Views And Times, Egret

The next series I was down lower, and shooting lower, since the birds were not climbing for height. Their nests were in the thick Palmettoes.

Different Views And Times, Egret
Different Views And Times, Egret

Same general area yet they look completely different.

Egret, Evening Shots

A few fun shots later in the day. The light drops fast here.

Egret, Evening Shots
Egret, Evening Shots
Egret, Evening Shots
Egret, Evening Shots

This bird was looking to land in trees just beyond the rookery.

Egret, Evening Shots
Egret, Evening Shots

Most likely he thought the best sticks were still attached to the tree. It takes a while for them to learn you just can’t grab a small branch and fly off.

Egret Looking To Land

I noticed something the other night. Great Egrets seem to have a more difficult time landing in a larger tree. This shot is a good example.

Egret Looking To Land
Egret Looking To Land

He was very careful to pull back and get in the perfect spot before landing. I watched several circle around multiple times before even making an attempt.

The trees are starting to fill out so that may be causing the issue. The Anhinga never miss like this.