Sunday Inspiration – Great Egrets in Breeding Plumage

Great Egret at Gatorland by Dan

Great Egret at Gatorland by Dan

Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons’ wives with you. Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you: birds and cattle and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, so that they may abound on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth. (Genesis 8:16-17 NKJV)

Some of those birds that left the ark were from the Heron – Egret family. They are still multiplying. They are assisted in their courting by growing beautiful white feathers. Here are the Great Egrets that we saw at Gatorland last week. What an amazing display they make because the Creator has given them this ability.

Great Egret at Gatorland by Dan

Great Egret at Gatorland by Dan

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You will notice lots of preening and as a result, feathers on the tips of some of the Egrets. The photos are by both Dan and I. His are all marked, the rest are mine.

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“I’ve Got Joy” – Faith Baptist Orchestra

For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. (Psalms 92:4 ESV)

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5 thoughts on “Sunday Inspiration – Great Egrets in Breeding Plumage

  1. Hi Lee – we have a ton of egrets here at Lake Griffin. They are truly gorgeous. Where is Gatorland? – Mary Lou Hall

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    • Hi Mary Lou – Gatorland is in Orlando, FL on South Orange Blossom Trail. Great place to visit. Want to go back soon to see the babies when they hatch. You can get so close to them.

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  2. Driving from Atlanta. Are there are many birds at this time..you’ve a great blog. I don’t want to be disappointed by driving 450 miles…

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    • You won’t be disappointed. There are plenty of bird to see. Great Egrets, Great Blues,Tricolored Herons, Wood Storks, Cormorants,White Ibis, all in breeding plumage. Also Flamingo, Cardin(als, crackles, owls and parrots. Of course threre are lots of gators and a few crocodiles

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