Friday, March 27, 2015

Egrets Display Their Finery

Egrets suffered terribly from the feather trade. When you see them in their nuptial splendor, and remember the propensity of humans for greed (the feather trade) and vanity (women's hats), we are fortunate to have them at all.

The Great Egret is no slouch ...

Great Egret displaying

Great Egret displaying

...  but the Snowy Egret is breathtaking, and that is an understatement ! !

Snowy Egret displaying

Snowy Egret displaying

Snowy Egret displaying
Wow ! !

1 comment:

Frank said...

Fabulous feathery displays.

Thank goodness our forefathers didn't send all these species to extinction.

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