Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Nesting Great Egrets at Avery Island

On March 20th, my husband and I visited Jungle Gardens, located at Avery Island in Louisiana. Jungle Gardens is a self-driving tour which winds through 4 miles of beautiful gardens filled with live oaks, spanish moss, azaleas, tropical plants and much more, including some wildlife. Located within Jungle Gardens is "Bird City", a rookery which attracts thousands of nesting birds every spring.  A variety of egrets and herons nest here and raise their young.  

On the day we visited, we saw only the great egrets- hundreds of them.  It was mid-day and the sunlight was extremely bright which made it somewhat challenging to photograph them.  I went through my images and saved a few descent ones...

A great photo library of Bird City and Jungle Gardens is posted online here.  Some of their photos are amazing!  

Thank you for visiting.  Have a great Wednesday and a wonderful upcoming weekend!
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  1. Hello, gorgeous shots of the egrets. The last shot is awesome. Have a happy Thursday!

  2. Great photo series of the egrets!

  3. Thank you for sharing your lovely images! I love this time of year when the Great Egrets plumes are so beautiful and the facial skin turns bright green. Spring is definitely here!

  4. Beautiful birds! They're very elegant looking.