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Great White Egret - Heron

Ardea alba

Description:

Caught this guy and his friend in several locations today up and down the creek. His friend is a snowy egret. "Snowy" will have her own spotting series. The duck friend that appears in picture 4 is a mystery to me. Not sure what kind he is.

Habitat:

Water areas

Notes:

The Great Egret (Ardea alba), also known as the Great White Egret or Common Egret, White Heron, or Great White Heron is a large, widely-distributed egret. It is sometimes confused with the Great White Heron in Florida, which is a white morph of the closely related Great Blue Heron (A. herodias). Note, however, that the name Great White Heron has occasionally been used to refer to the Great Egret. - Paraphrased from Wiki

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13 Comments

KatCuff
KatCuff 9 years ago

Thanks!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

lovely photos including the duck taking-off in your last pic. !

EricGoins
EricGoins 9 years ago

That would be a great addition to Birds of Texas mission. http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1049...

KatCuff
KatCuff 9 years ago

Thanks! I was lucky to catch it.

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 9 years ago

Amazing pose!

KatCuff
KatCuff 9 years ago

It does look mallard-ish. I wasn't sure myself. I was working the zoom lens on this and wasn't close enough to ID well.

Manaswini
Manaswini 9 years ago

Thank you Ava

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Manaswini it looks like a mallard duck.

Manaswini
Manaswini 9 years ago

What is that bird at the back in the 4th photo?

KatCuff
KatCuff 9 years ago

Thank you Emily!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 9 years ago

Holy cow! Stunning! Absolutely stunning!

KatCuff
KatCuff 9 years ago

Thank you!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Wonderful series Kat!

KatCuff
Spotted by
KatCuff

Cedar Park, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jan 12, 2012
Submitted on Jan 14, 2012

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