Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Great Egret in Flight at Lake Arenal

This is a great egret in flight over Lake Arenal. They are 141 cm (40 in.) long. There are many species of birds at Lake Arenal.

There are 15 species of egrets and herons in Costa Rica. I believe that this is a great egret because of the combination of a yellow beak and black legs. By clicking on the "birds" tab in my index to topics on this website below (or using the links below) you can compare different types of egrets that I have posted. On July 2, 2008, I posted a photo of a snowy egret. On July 16, 2008 I posted a photo of a bare-throated tiger egret. On August 29, 2009, I posted a group of cattle egrets. On December 4, 2008, I posted another photo of a another snowy egret.

8 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

Your egrets are all beautiful but this one with the yellow bill and black legs must be a looker when he is standing up.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

brattcat said...

I love the way their legs trail out when they're in flight. Beautiful.

JM said...

Wonderful to see it flying! Great capture!

Kate said...

Catching a bird in flight like you have is no easy feat. Very nice!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

such a beautiful bird shot in its open and wonderful surroundings

Jarart said...

I know how difficult a shot like this is to get and this one is fantastic! Egrets are so majestic looking.

Martin In Bulgaria said...

What a graceful bird and picture.

cieldequimper said...

That's a gorgeous shot!

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