Gillian Everett

Gillian Everett

Posted on 08/11/2013


Photo taken on August 10, 2013



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Eastern Great Egret
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Eastern Great Egret (Ardea alba modesta) White Heron

Eastern Great Egret (Ardea alba modesta) White Heron
Fisherman's friend. This Egret is very tame and has been receiving fish snacks from local fishermen for quite some time.

Chaplin Park, Noosa River, Queensland.

The Eastern Great Egret (Ardea alba modesta), a white heron in the genus Ardea, is a subspecies of the Great Egret (A. alba). It was first described by British ornithologist John Edward Gray in 1831.

The Eastern Great Egret can be distinguished from other white egrets and herons in Asia and Australia by its very long neck, one and a half times as long as its own body.

The egret breeds across Australia but only rarely in the southwest of the continent or dry interior. The largest colonies within Australia are in the Top End and Channel Country, which can number several thousand pairs. Colonies in the southeast of Australia can number several hundred pairs. The bird is an uncommon autumn and winter visitor to Tasmania.
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Claudine Gaulier-Denis, Anémone, Miss Ana and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


13 comments - The latest ones
Juan
Juan
Nice work !!
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Fantastic capture !!
4 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Juan
Thank you.
4 years ago.
Ruth S Hart
Ruth S Hart
WOW! this is just fantastic
4 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Ruth S Hart
Thanks Ruth :-)
4 years ago.
Miss Ana
Miss Ana
Found and enjoyed in the group gallery at:
Hang It!
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Thanks Ana
3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Beautifully sleek and he knows how to play the crowd !

Admired in ~ I ♥ Nature
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Pam J
Thanks Pam, a gorgeous creature :-)
3 years ago.
lovestruck
lovestruck
How lovely..what a beauty and such delicate feet!..
We have 3 Egrets over here..Little..Great and rarely the Cattle Egret..all of them are not common though..but coincidentally I saw a Little Egret yesterday flying over the river we are moored next too..probably about 2 years since I last saw one..have never caught one on camera though..just loving those feet & shadows..!!
2 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to lovestruck
Thanks Gillie. Haven't seen many this year.It's all about timing. They tend to be around when thefishermen are there.
2 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Haven't seen many this year but it's about timing. They tend to be there when the fishermen are there.
2 years ago.
Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den…
magnifique prise
14 months ago.