Great Egret (Ardea alba)

A large heron will all-white plumage, yellow bill and black feet. Migratory in Montreal area, heading South late autumn and returning in April. Mainly eats fishes, frogs and small mammals.

How To Identify

White plumage is a distinctive characteristics of this species.

Where and When to Spot

From April to October along rivers, lakes and ponds. More rare than the Great Blue Heron with whom it shares the feeding habitat.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Île Bizard

    Sunday, July 2, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 900

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Sunday, June 19, 2016

    NIKON D7100


    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 220

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, May 14, 2016

    NIKON D7100


    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/800s
    Aperture f8.0
    ISO 800

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    NIKON D7100


    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1600s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 200