Another Great Egret photo from when I stumbled across a breeding colony earlier this year in Coleambally, NSW. This bird was flying down towards its nest which had been built in a Wilga tree. Both the male and female Egrets construct the nest, which is a large platform of sticks, and usually placed in a tree over the water. However, the difference with this colony is that they had actually nested over dry ground.
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