Great Egret
(Ardea albus)
Photographed in Palo Alto Baylands, California, by Jim Rosso
An unusual gathering of birds. The majority of these birds are Great Egrets and White Pelicans (Most of the pelicans are actively feeding so it is difficult to see their heads). There are also Snowy Egrets, young Herring Gulls, along with a couple of other gull species. Within an hour all the birds had dispersed. I have birded this paricular area for over ten years and only once witnessed such a gathering.

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Other members of the genus Ardea:
Gt. Blue Heron 4
Great.Egret 3
Gt. Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 2
Gt. Blue Heron 2
Great Egret
Gt. Blue Heron 1