Sunday, March 7, 2021
GREAT EGRET IN BEAUTIFUL BREEDING PLUMAGE & COURTSHIP COLORS BUILDING A NEST, WAKODAHATCHEE WETLANDS,DELRAY BEACH,FLORIDA, 3/5/2021
In addition to the beautiful plumes of their breeding plumage, these Great Egrets all have green lores. The egret in the first five photos (see fourth photo) and the one in the last photos have eyes which are beginning to turn red. The green lores and red eyes are the Great Egrets courtship colors, which only last a short time at the beginning of the nesting cycle.