Great Egret

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The Great Egret use to be called the American Egret, but that was hardly appropriate, since the species range extends beyond America and indeed farther than other herons.
Plume hunters in the late 1800s and early 1900s reduced North American populations by more than 95 percent. The population recovered after the birds were protected by law.
No population is considered threatened, but the species is vulnerable to the loss of wetlands.

This image was taken on Layton Key, Florida.



chriss35 - Aug 02, 2008 04:20 AM EDT
Many thanks to Whittler113 and Talsi for your kind comments on this image, I am pleased you both liked it.Chriss:)
talsi - Jul 06, 2008 10:00 AM EDT
Nice image !
whittler113 - May 24, 2008 03:14 PM EDT
What a nice pose you caught,great shot.
chriss35 - May 24, 2008 02:53 PM EDT
My thanks to Ann, Jas & Brian for your nice comments on this image, thank you all for viewing Chriss:)
BRIANPADDOCK - May 21, 2008 03:18 AM EDT
good info Chriss and great shot
Jas - May 20, 2008 04:04 PM EDT
Lovely shot of the posing Egret; I love the fine tail feathers and the wonderful, rustic, tree trunk that he's perched on. :)
A.Lovely - May 20, 2008 10:25 AM EDT
What a great capture of this egret. Wonderful composition. I do believe this egret is posing for you Chriss.

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