Great egret - Wikipedia

The great egret (Ardea alba), also known as the common egret, large egret, or (in the Old World) great white egret or great white heron is a large, widely distributed egret, with four subspecies found in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and southern Europe.Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, it builds tree nests in colonies close to water.Class: Aves…

Great Egret Audubon Field Guide

A tall, stately white wader of quiet waters. Common, especially in the south, it may wander far to the north in late summer. Nearly wiped out in the United States in the late 1800s, when its plumes were sought for use in fashion, the Great Egret made a comeback after early conservationists put a stop to the slaughter and protected its colonies; as a result, this bird became the symbol of the ...…

Native American Egret Mythology - native-languages.org

Native American Egret Mythology Egrets are associated with peace and harmony by many tribes, and play the role of mediator or wise elder in some legends. In southern tribes like the Cherokee, egret feathers were associated with peace and were worn by diplomats and ball players (as opposed to eagle feathers, which were worn by warriors.)…

A Gift from a Great White Egret – LunaSees .:. Luna Jade's ...

Jun 26, 2008 · A Gift from a Great White Egret. 0 0 0. ... As I was backing out of my driveway, turning to watch out for cars behind me, I suddenly saw a huge Great White Egret flying in my direction from the right and swooping low until she was out of sight behind my car. Even though I live in Florida, I don’t often see these majestic beauties up close.…