2023—Breeding Plumage

A Great Egret sports full breeding plumage, the plumes on its back extending beyond its tail and its lores have turned bright green at Audubon’s Venice Rookery in Florida in February. Great Egrets were building nests there along with lots of other species, including Great Blue Herons, Black-crowned Night Herons, and Anhingas. These birds look so elegant, with the curve of their necks and their plumes wafting in the breeze