About Our Birds: Great Egret

Order:       Ciconiiformes                
Family:    Ardeidae
Genus:      Ardea
Species:   Ardea alba
Class:       Aves
Description:  Large white wading bird with black legs and yellow bill. It has a slow flight, with its neck retracted. The long, sharp bill is used to spear its prey.
Diet:  Mostly fish, frogs, but also small mammals, small birds and reptiles.

White Egret in Flight, Soaring on a Beautiful Day

All photographs were taken by Patricia S. Clyne, owner of Patsy Clyne Photography.