Bird Photos / Great Egret

Last Update: 9/11/2017

This Great Egret, and the gull standing in front of it, were seen from Assateague Island, MD, in July 2003.

Great Egret

We saw many great egrets, along with lots of other birds, at Assateague on July 28th, 2005.

Great Egret

Great Egret

Great Egret

Another group of egrets. This was taken from the road between the Assateague visitor's center and the main part of the island. Note the darker colored birds in the group. I think they are Glossy Ibis, but I cannot be sure from this photo.

Great Egret

This great egret stood on the nest box in the middle of the marsh at Swan Harbor Farms in Havre de Grace, MD, in September 2005.

Egrets in tree

This large group of Great and Snowy Egrets was in a tree area near the Gull Pond part of the Brigantine wildlife preserve in New Jersey on July 29th, 2006. I counted about 60 total in person; about 30 are visible here.

Joyce and I got a close look at this Egret at Myakka River State Park, FL on February 26th, 2007.

Great Egret

Great Egret

I saw the next great egrets at Swan Harbor Farms on July 22nd, 2007.

Great Egret

Great Egrets

Great Egrets

This great egret was at Harford Glen in Abingdon, MD on April 13th, 2008. Note the green lores (at the base of the bill)- it is in breeding plumage.

Great Egret

Joyce and I saw several great egrets at Bombay Hook NWR, DE on May 25th, 2008. The lighting on the second one made it look green. The color here was not adjusted- this is how it came out of the camera.

Great Egret

Great Egret

This egret is coming in for a landing onto the nest box at Swan Harbor on June 6th, 2008.

Great Egret

I saw this bird at Cape May, NJ on August 16th, 2008.

Great Egret

This group of Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons was at Bombay Hook on July 31st, 2009.

Great Egrets

This Great Egret was at Bombay Hook on September 6th, 2009. It is holding a leaf.

Great Egret

I saw this bird at Cape May Point State Park, NJ on April 24th, 2010.

Great Egret

This egret perched in a tree at Bombay Hook on September 5th, 2010.

Great Egret

I saw this bird with the big fish in Bunker Pond at Cape May on September 24th, 2011.

Great Egret

Great Egret

Great Egret

These were at Bombay Hook on May 22nd, 2013.

Great Egret

Great Egret

This bird fished in the large pool at Harford Glen park on May 26th, 2013.

Great Egret

Great Egret

I saw this one near the Boardwalk Trail at Bombay Hook on January 2nd, 2016.

Great Egret

These were at Bombay Hook on May 15th, 2016.

Great Egret

Great Egret

These were there on May 28th, 2017.

Great Egret

Great Egret

I saw this field full of egrets at Savannah NWR, SC, on August 25th, 2017.

Egrets