Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns

10 Species
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) Film photo made at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Texas in March, 1996.
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
Film photo made at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Texas in March, 1996.
Great Blue Heron in Breeding Plumage Photographed at the East Spit of Braddock Bay near Rochester, NY on May 25, 2021.
Great Blue Heron in Breeding Plumage
Photographed at the East Spit of Braddock Bay near Rochester, NY on May 25, 2021.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Photographed at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, NY on Sep. 17, 2005.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Photographed at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, NY on Sep. 17, 2005.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Photographed at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area near Sacramento, CA on Nov 4, 2013.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Photographed at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area near Sacramento, CA on Nov 4, 2013.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Juvenile It appeared to be fishing at Cape May, NJ on Oct 10, 2012.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Juvenile
It appeared to be fishing at Cape May, NJ on Oct 10, 2012.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Juvenile Close-up Photographed at Lac de Ville, a man-made drainage pond in Brighton near Rochester, NY on Oct 15 , 2015.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Juvenile Close-up
Photographed at Lac de Ville, a man-made drainage pond in Brighton near Rochester, NY on Oct 15 , 2015.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Flying Photographed at a beach on Delaware Bay at Cape May, NJ on Oct 10, 2012.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Flying
Photographed at a beach on Delaware Bay at Cape May, NJ on Oct 10, 2012.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Flying It was flying at Oatka Creek Park near Rochester, NY on July 9, 2012.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Flying
It was flying at Oatka Creek Park near Rochester, NY on July 9, 2012.
Great Blue Heron Swimming It is somewhat unusual to see one swimming, rather than wading. This one was seen at Quaker Pond, Mendon Ponds Park, near Rochester, NY on Oct. 22, 2022.
Great Blue Heron Swimming
It is somewhat unusual to see one swimming, rather than wading. This one was seen at Quaker Pond, Mendon Ponds Park, near Rochester, NY on Oct. 22, 2022.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) with Neck Extended Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 13, 2017.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) with Neck Extended
Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 13, 2017.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) Breeding Adult Hunting Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 12, 2017. Map
Great Egret (Ardea alba) Breeding Adult Hunting
Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 12, 2017. Map
Great Egret (Ardea alba) Digiscoping photo made at the Vic Fazio Yolo (Yolo Bypass) Wildlife Area in California on Dec. 29, 2004.
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Digiscoping photo made at the Vic Fazio Yolo (Yolo Bypass) Wildlife Area in California on Dec. 29, 2004.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) Photographed at Cape May, New Jersey on October 8, 2008.
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Photographed at Cape May, New Jersey on October 8, 2008.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) Breeding Plumage This great egret in somewhat bedraggled breeding plumage was photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 14, 2013.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) Breeding Plumage
This great egret in somewhat bedraggled breeding plumage was photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 14, 2013.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) Taking Off This great egret taking off from a tree top was photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 4, 2010.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) Taking Off
This great egret taking off from a tree top was photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 4, 2010.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) Flushing It was trying to flush prey at Cape May, NJ on May 13, 2014.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) Flushing
It was trying to flush prey at Cape May, NJ on May 13, 2014.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) in Pine Tree Photographed at Cape May, NJ on Oct. 5, 2017.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) in Pine Tree
Photographed at Cape May, NJ on Oct. 5, 2017.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) Flying Photographed at Cayo Romano, Cuba on Nov. 18, 2018.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) Flying
Photographed at Cayo Romano, Cuba on Nov. 18, 2018.
Great Egret Flying Photographed at The Meadows, a Nature Conservancy Preserve, in Cape May, NJ on May 11, 2023,
Great Egret Flying
Photographed at The Meadows, a Nature Conservancy Preserve, in Cape May, NJ on May 11, 2023,
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) Walking It was walking at Cape May, NJ on May 14, 2013.
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) Walking
It was walking at Cape May, NJ on May 14, 2013.