Venice Rookery (part II) – Egrets

This is a Great Egret – the green around the eyes is the giveaway. Having been working on catching Egrets in flight, I was pleased to get a couple of nice shots.

Sometimes when they come in for a landing, it is necessary to put the flaps all the way down or they miss the runway.

At first I thought that this was a salute –

– but after this shot I think that he lost something and couldn’t figure out which wing it was under.

This one caught me off guard. I thought it was another Great Egret into I saw the red near his eyes. Also much smaller than the others, 8 inches tall.

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