the last shot is perfect!
Beautiful portrait of the hunting bird. The Lake here is receding and the egrets and herons are very happy about that -- easy hunting.
It's the best time of the day to catch these beautiful birds.Your photos are delightful and the last pic of the Great Egret is stunning!
I love the last shot that shows the plumage of the Great Egret. :)It is a beautiful area you are visiting. Do you know we have almost no tides in Sweden? So, I can only see it when I am travelling.
A real beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
Thanks for visiting Clarence Valley Today, great blog Mick you should come down to Minnie Water as it is surrounded by the Yuragir Nat Park and has incredible bird life.
Aha, you've posted a bird very familiar to me, this week! :D I love that flight shot. Now, I noticed the longish feathers on the back and the black tip on the bill, so I had to look up when Great Egrets breed in Australia. Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Great_Egret] tells me that in Queensland they breed in December and January. Looks like this one may be getting ready!? And I learned something new today. Thanks!
This is like my Pt Chev beach, except no egret.
Great Whites are still pretty scarce here and not as common as Little Egret but I think the Greats will increase. When they do I hope I get pictures like yours Mick.
Love these beautiful and graceful creatures!