Florida in Spring: Nesting Egrets and Other White Birds

Snowy Egret Breeding Feather Plumes

Snowy Egret Funny Face

Snowy Egret Plumed Head Feathers

Snowy Egret Golden Slipper Feet

Snowy Egret Face Breeding Colors

Snowy Egret Babies

Cattle Egret Breeding Colors

Cattle Egret Face

Great Egret Face Breeding Colors

Great Egret Feather Plumes

Great Egret with Outstretched Wing

Great Egret Babies

Great Egret Baby Hello

White Ibis Face Breeding Colors

Wood Stork on Nest

Wood Stork Family (3 babies)

We love our Florida birds, especially in spring.  This post shows egrets and other white birds during nesting season, when feathers are plumed and colors are bright.  If you are lucky, you will see great egrets, snowy egrets, and cattle egrets together in one big breeding colony – it is quite a sight!  Sometimes wood storks and white ibis nest there too!

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

21 Responses to Florida in Spring: Nesting Egrets and Other White Birds

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Fabulous captures!

  2. Ingrid says:

    I love egrets. Wonderful images. I always wanted to hang around Texas a little longer for nesting season. Perhaps, one day.

  3. Werner says:

    Super Fotos!!! 👍👍👍

  4. Love, love, love these photos! I’ve never seen the breeding colors so beautifully captured! Thank you for these!

    • Pam says:

      Thank you so much! I think we have the prettiest birds ever, and the best part is that we can get close enough with a zoom lens to see and photograph them!

  5. SoyBend says:

    Wow! You are lucky to see all three of these. Great photos!

  6. Sandra J says:

    Beautiful Photo’s, what a bird.

  7. Absolutely stunning photographs!

  8. Love the “Whites”! Awesome shots, Pam!

  9. Kongo says:

    I egret I wasn’t there..Great images.

  10. Pam, there are many things I don’t miss about Florida, hurricanes and humidity for example. But one of the things that I really do miss is the incredible variety of bird life. Your photos are exceptional, and I feel qualified to say that as someone who has taken hundreds of mediocre to crappy bird photos at the beach, in the marsh, or at the many fresh water lakes scattered around the state.

    After living there a while it’s easy to take these wonderful birds for granted, but with a little time with nothing but robins, cardinals and blackbirds, your excellent photos remind me of what I miss most about Florida. ~James

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