I got the camera out of the boot and was able to get to a decent position to watch and photograph.
I spotted a second further away, and it wasn't long before this too flew towards me and gave good views as it flew almost overhead.
With a Black-headed Gull in the foreground for size comparison.
This was the second bird that kindly gave a nice fly pass.
The first bird gave good prolonged views while preening.
I was delighted to get my first decent shots of this rare visitor to my part of the world.
I am sure that Great Egrets are in the early stages of colonizing the British Isles and will soon be as common as Little Egrets are now. It is not so many years ago that Little Egret was a rarity.ReplyDelete
Hello, pretty series of Egret photos. They are lovely birds, great sightings. Thanks for linking and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!ReplyDelete
Great photos of these beautiful birds!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful weekend!
Snap Adam. Saw a Great Egret this morning. I wonder if their population will take off like the Little Egret?ReplyDelete
He really did strike some beautiful poses for you! Beautiful photos!ReplyDelete
Beautiful captures! Graceful pose when he is preening under its wing...ReplyDelete
Magnificent photography of the egret ~ ^_^ReplyDelete
Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
gorgeous!! i have felt that excitement, your flight captures are exceptional!!!ReplyDelete
Incredible photos! What a wonderful sighting!ReplyDelete
Such an iconic shape in the skies! Ours have all gone south.ReplyDelete
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!
It's beautiful. Glad you got to see it & get photos.ReplyDelete
Elegant looking birdReplyDelete
Gorgeous photos, I love egretsReplyDelete
A beautiful series of photos.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! What a stunning bird.ReplyDelete
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Hello, wow, some excellent photography here. Beautiful birds! Thank you for sharing and thank you for your kind comment on my blog. JohnReplyDelete
The Great Egret is Less rare in my Florida world, but I never tire of seeing them. So graceful and elegant and a joy to observe. Loved especially the picture with the red berry bush in the background.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed this post. There are fantastic captures!ReplyDelete
Great captures of the Egret!ReplyDelete
I love to see the flight shots..the way the legs are just back..amazing..MichelleReplyDelete