16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Egrets Roosting | Desert Riparian Journal

Many sleeping birds bend their heads over their backs and tuck their bills in their back feathers, although others place their beaks among their breast feathers. Many birds rest on one leg, while some may pull up their legs into their feathers, especially in cold weather.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Gilbert, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: X-T2
Copyright: © Paul Loverme