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WE are very proud to write our "Great Egret Diving For Lunch" has been featured by the following highly respected art groups;
1 - Poetic Poultry: Featured on March 14, 2017
2 - A Birding Groups - Wings: Featured on March 15, 2017
3 - Wild Birds Of The World: Featured on March 16, 2017
4 - New FAA Uploads: 3/27/2017
Deb and I were on Jekyll Island, Georgia on February 18, 2017 photographing all things of interest when we happened upon this great egret diving its head in & out of the water for food around mid-morning next to a boat loading - unloading ramp area. This image was captured by Deb. We posted an image I, Bill, captured almost identical to this one a few days ago. It is titled "Great Egret Dipping For Food". The different between the two images is this image shows more of the egret's head out-of-water as compared to my image. Both show water splashing and both show the egret's reflection. Since some customers may like this image showing more of the head we thought we would also post it. Now for a few facts on this species.
The great egret (Ardea alba), also known as the common egret, large egret or (in the Old World) great white heron, is a large, widely distributed egret, with four subspecies found in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and southern Europe. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world. It builds tree nests in colonies close to water.
Like all egrets, it is a member of the heron family, Ardeidae. Traditionally classified with the storks in the Ciconiiformes, the Ardeidae are closer relatives of pelicans and belong in the Pelecaniformes instead. The great egret unlike the typical egrets does not belong to the genus Egretta but together with the great herons is today placed in Ardea. In the past, however, it was sometimes placed in Egretta or separated in a monotypic genus Casmerodius.
The Old World population is often referred to as the great white egret. This species is sometimes confused with the great white heron of the Caribbean, which is a white morph of the closely related great blue heron.
The scientific name comes from Latin ardea "heron", and alba, "white".
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Bill and Deb Hayes
March 13th, 2017
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