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Great Egret with Breeding Colours

 
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Oct 13, 2013 09:30 |  #1

Hi All,
Wondered across this Great Egret today, must be breeding season as they have this fantastic green colour on their bills at the moment.
Hope you enjoy...
First SIghting

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It then caught something..I think its a frog

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Happy with its catch
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Finally had enough of my company
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Oct 13, 2013 11:27 |  #2

Beautiful shots


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Oct 14, 2013 04:19 |  #3

Very nice, you controlled those whites very well in that bright sun, beautiful green too!


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Oct 14, 2013 05:53 |  #4

Great job Jason! Beautiful bird...


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Oct 14, 2013 06:39 |  #5

Beautiful images Jason. That facial colouring really stands out.


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Oct 16, 2013 09:26 |  #6

Don1 wrote in post #16369436 (external link)
Beautiful images Jason. That facial colouring really stands out.

CMOats wrote in post #16369388 (external link)
Great job Jason! Beautiful bird...

BGgraphy wrote in post #16369306 (external link)
Very nice, you controlled those whites very well in that bright sun, beautiful green too!

2n10 wrote in post #16367561 (external link)
Beautiful shots

Thanks all, I was wondering why they had the green colour, after much research its because of the breeding season.

I went back today and caught the same fella by the embankment....hope you like.

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Oct 17, 2013 11:19 as a reply to  @ WAeagle's post |  #7

Gorgeous!


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Oct 18, 2013 07:06 |  #8

Love the blue green by the eyes.. Nice shots.


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Oct 19, 2013 03:30 |  #9

Flo wrote in post #16378097 (external link)
Gorgeous!

Thanks Flo

gary1952 wrote in post #16380057 (external link)
Love the blue green by the eyes.. Nice shots.

Cheers Gary...I've never seen them before with this colour...it really stands out


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Oct 19, 2013 15:55 |  #10

Well done Jason. I especially like the launch shot.


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