“Mom, Happy Mother’s Day”

2 snowy egrets with their mother.
Two snowy egrets are in their nest with their mother. This photo was taken at the W. 9th Street rookery in Santa Rosa, California.

Bird Behavior: Wanting More Food

Great Egret hatchling holding its parents head in its beak demanding more food.
As the hatchlings get older, they get more aggressive. This one is demanding more food by firmly holding its parent’s head in its beak. The photo was taken at the W. 9th St. rookery, Santa Rosa, CA

Protection

Great egret extending her wing over her hatchlings.
This is a similar photo published earlier. This one has the mother’s head turned to give her a greater connection to her hatchlings. This photo was taken at the W. 9th Street rookery, Santa Rosa, California.

“I Want More Food!”

baby bird grabbing beak of its parent.
One of the hatchlings has grabbed its parent’s beak and seems to be demanding more food. The other parent is ready to fly away to leave the demanding baby to her mate. Photographed at the W. 9th Street rookery, Santa Rosa, California.

Testing Those Legs

Nestling testing its legs
Mama’s not looking as her hatchling is peering over the edge of the nest. It appears these babies are about two weeks old. Photo was taken at the W. 9th Street rookery in Santa Rosa, California.

Feeding Time

Great egret feeding a nestling
The father returned to the nest and began feeding one of the nestlings. Photographed at the W. 9th Street rookery, Santa Rosa, California.

Nestlings

Great Egret and two nestlings
A great egret and her two nestlings. Taken at the W. 9th St. rookery, Santa Rosa, California.

Returning to the Nest

bird flying with stick back to its nest
W. 9th St. rookery in Santa Rosa, California

Bird Behavior

bird aggression
This snowy egret has chased the other bird away and is now showing an aggressive stance.

A Pair of Great Egrets Greeting Each Other

birds
W. 9th St. rookery in Santa Rosa, California

Nesting Time

flying bird with stick
This snowy egret picked up this rather large stick and is flying it to its nest.

Mother and Child

Cow Egrets W. 9th St. Rookery Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. April 14, 2017

Cow Egrets W. 9th St. Rookery Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. April 14, 2017

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Building a Nest Together

One Great Egrets Takes a Stick for Nest Building from Its Partner W. 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. April 3, 2017

One Great Egrets Takes a Stick for Nest Building from Its Partner – W. 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. April 3, 2017

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A Bad Hair Day

Snowy Egret During Mating Season W. 9th St. Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 30, 2017

Snowy Egret During Mating Season – W. 9th St. Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 30, 2017

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Fly By

A Night Heron Flies By a Snowy Egret on Its Way to Deliver Nest Material. W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 23, 2017

A Night Heron Flies By a Snowy Egret on Its Way to Deliver Nest Material. W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 23, 2017

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Curious?

Great Egret W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 22, 2017

Great Egret W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 22, 2017

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Nesting

Great Egret Carrying a Branch for Making a Nest W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 23, 2017

Great Egret Carrying a Branch for Making a Nest  – W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. – March 23, 2017

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Making a Nest

Great Egret Carrying a Stick for Making a Nest W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 22, 2017

Great Egret Carrying a Stick for Making a Nest – W 9th St., Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. March 22, 2017

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