Garden Visit From Great Egret

This guy has discovered the fish in our pond. Strangely enough, he’s hard to chase away, letting me get to within 25-30 feet. These birds, along with great blue herons are usually very wary and suspicious. Look at the long black legs!

7 Responses to Garden Visit From Great Egret

  1. Egrets are startling birds. I was once in a Mass. lumber yard and came around a bend and saw a pale blue egret. It just knocked my socks off. So beautiful and elegant.

  2. Anonymous says:


    obviously the birds trust/love you.

    hope to see more pics of him?

  3. bayrider says:

    We see those often too, very beautiful. The last few years we have been seeing Great Blue Herons standing around on our outer lawns, hunting gophers! I love it. They stand over the holes and wait. Very patiently.

  4. Anonymous says:

    go figure…Herons Hunt Gophers….I had no idea..Thought they only ate fish.

    Wonder if Lloyd would post a picture of the "gopher grab", if you could send him one? Would love to see it chucking down a gopher.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Great photo, but the bird is a Great Egret. Snowy Egrets have yellow feet and a black bill with just a little yellow below the eyes. Great Egrets have black feet and yellow bills, both are found in the Bay area.

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