This is another typical Tortuguero scene, with water, a dense jungle, and an egret. Egrets like to stalk their prey at the water's edge. Egrets and herons make up the heron family. There are 58 species of herons, 15 of which live in Costa Rica.
Most birds in the heron family will live in monogomous pairs, with the male bringing sticks to the female, and the female building the nest. Both will sit on the eggs, which are laid with 3 to 7 at a time. The eggs take between 16 and 30 days to hatch, and both parents feed the chicks for 35 to 50 days until they can leave the nest and take care of themselves.