The wetlands are finally filling and with the rains have come --- Egrets.
Egrets are rather large, having about a five foot wing span and 3 to 3.5 foot length. They are pure white with black legs and yellow pointy beaks. Although they look a bit gawky, they are rather beautiful in flight despite their tucked neck .
The dynamics of landing are interesting because the bird has such long legs. The slideshow below shows the bird bringing his legs forward while adjusting his wings. He has an ooops moment just before settling into this final tucked position.
Egrets appear to be sociable. Note the individual in the water squawking to the one passing overhead.
It's good to have them back. I hope you enjoy their antics just as we do.