Chris' Camera Bag
A Photo Web log by Chris Young
Herons and egrets converge on Illinois wetlands
It’s a late-summer ritual as wading birds like herons and egrets gather in shallow wetlands to feast on fish and invertebrates trapped in shrinking pools of water.
Above: Great egrets look for food in a wetland part of the Emiquon Preserve owned by The Nature Conservancy across from Dickson Mounds Museum near Lewistown.
Great egrets mingle with snowy egrets (smaller birds with dark bills) in a retention pond in Springfield.
Anglers flock together on Thompson Lake, part of the Emiquon Preserve.
Great egrets and a great blue heron fish together in formation.
A great egret takes flight in Springfield.
A cattle egret wades in Thompson Lake at the Emiquon Preserve.(0) Comments :: Permalink
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