15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Egret Father

It was about halfway through the Roseate Spoonbill mating season (April 2016) so I went to Smith Oaks Rookery to get some photos of the hatchlings. While I was there a pair of Great Egrets that had apparently gotten a late start. The male was still gathering nesting material and I was able to get this photo on one of his return trips to the trees.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2016
Date Uploaded: 06.2017
Photo Location: High Island, Texas, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Kenneth Wingard