Great egrets interacting at a Georgia rookery.
A great egret in flight, light through its wings accentuating the feather detail.
A great egret forcing another from its nest area.
Great egrets taking to the air in a conflict over nesting territory.
Great egrets in conflict. Aggression usually occurs when one encroaches on the nesting territory of another. These conflicts usually end with threats but at times contact is made and injuries may be incurred.
A great egret returning to its nest with additional building material. These egrets make hundreds of flights collecting twigs for their nests over the course of the nesting season.
A great egret (Ardea alba) in flight, long plumes which appear in breeding plumage trailing behind.
A cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) in alternate plumage displaying aggitation.
A cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) in alternate plumage flaring away.
A cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) returning to its nest with a twig.
A snowy egret (Egreta thula) flares away while surface feeding.
A snowy egret (Egreta thula) landing in what appears to be a dangerous maneuver, but many landings were observed and no injuries occurred.