More Great Egret

A nice day, the May long weekend and lots of visitors when I showed up at Reifel to help out this afternoon. The highlight from the morning was the return of the Great Egret. Unfortunately it was seen flying off to the west prior to my arrival. Then while learning of other sightings from the morning walk,

Great Egret
Great Egret

… it flew back in to the sanctuary landing atop an evergreen.

Great Egret
Great Egret

From there it eventually flew down landing on this post in the rear of the house pond.

Great Egret
Great Egret

Then it was time to do a little fishing,

Great Egret
Great Egret

… and take time out for striking the occasional pose. Note the beautiful plumage of this adult bird which was even more evident,

Great Egret
Great Egret

… when at one point it ruffled up all its feathers. Needless to say, the Great Egret delighted all that passed by this pond today.