Friday, September 10, 2010

Preening behavior of Great Egrets

Preening pair of egrets
Egrets fishing
By the shore of the Bassett Creek Pond I laid down and observed a couple of Great Egerts earlier this week.  I discovered they spend far more time in preening behavior than even a typical teenager. 

In addition to preening, these lovely birds also wondered slowly through the pond, patiently waiting for minnows to appear within their reach.
It seems one of the Egrets wanted to show me just  how well he/she had preened and to my surprise flew ashore nearby.  I was impressed.  Wish I could clean up that nicely!

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