Five On The Wing – #8


Here’s another post in my five bird species in flight series.  These five birds are egrets and herons, all taken in Florida this past February.


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Tricolored Heron


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Great Egret


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Black-crowned Night Heron


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Reddish Egret


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Great Blue Heron


“If birds can glide for long periods of time, then why can’t I?” – Orville Wright



39 thoughts on “Five On The Wing – #8

  1. What a wonderful series! I have never seen a tri-colored heron in flight, and I don’t think I have ever seen a reddish egret. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This was a fantastic array of different species, Donna, and I really enjoyed each photo, as well as the joy of seeing these five species. We don’t all get to see tricolored herons and reddish egrets everyday. And I so loved the Orville Wright quote that went with it. I espec. like the second photo, demonstrating grace and beauty and the magnificent reflection. Thanks for this spark of beauty on my Monday morning.

    • Thank you, Jet, for your kind comments, it joys me to share my bird finds through my photos with you! I’m back up home near the Chesapeake Bay now, back to the cold lol but, yay! Spring and arriving migrations. 😊

    • Thank you, Hans! I took the Great Egret shot early morning, it appears more of a beige, lighter than the Cattle Egret, if you’ve seen that one in breeding plumage. Not normal on all Great Egret, but I’ve seen here and there around Florida, so maybe a subspecies, like the Great Blue Heron White Morph? (also a subspecies of GBH found in Florida only) 🙂

  3. Love the Orville Wright quote. And the coloring on the tricolored heron is the perfect shade of blue-gray I try to find for painting my walls. 🙂 These pictures are so clear and beautiful and I love how bright the eye is on the black-crowned night heron.

    • Thank you, Barbara! Seeing the Tricolored Heron for a second winter has me hooked on them, I agree their coloring is stunning. The BCNHeron had taken flight when I didn’t even know it was in hiding, so when I downloaded the photo and saw I got a shot, I laughed about the ‘stink eye’ I got from it. 😅 It was deserved! I was the one to arrive second and interrupted its roost. 😏

  4. This is a wonderful series of photographs, Donna!

    Isn’t it impressive to see these magnificent birds in flight? We get used to watching them wading and hunting, we tend to forget they truly are masters of the air!

  5. Wonderful photos, Donna! Amazing to have all five species in one place. I have barely seen Reddish Egrets one or two times. We rarely get a stray Tricolored and I don’t go chasing it. I may have to go south again, eventually.

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