Great Egrets at Echo Veterans Memorial Park in Burlington Wisconsin on August 26, 2022

I made a run down to Echo Veterans Memorial Park in Burlington to see if there were any Great Egrets around. They are typically present near the dam this time of year or out on the lake. There were about 30 present when I arrived. They kept to the south end of the dam or out on the lake in trees most of the time I was there. They were not as active as I would have liked but with a few fishermen around the area or visitors to the park walking around the birds seems skittish for the most part. A couple of times the Great Egrets came over to the north side fishing for food but their stay was short lived. Still a great visit to see these beautiful birds hanging out in nice numbers near the dam. The morning started out cloudy giving way to some sun on and off while I was there. Actually I had to go to my car to get a coat as it was too cold with a breeze off the lake there for just a tee shirt. Images were taken on August 26, 2022.

The Great Egret coming in for a landing at the dam…

The elegant Great Egret…

Typically what I saw when I was there…

Circling near the dam…

Waiting for a fish to be seen…

Below the dam just looking pretty…

Some serious fishing being done here, waiting for a fish to be seen…

Some preening…

Getting those feathers in place…

A photo down the lake at one of the trees they perch in…

 

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

4 Responses to Great Egrets at Echo Veterans Memorial Park in Burlington Wisconsin on August 26, 2022

  1. JOY C BANYAS says:

    Beautiful photos of beautiful birds. I saw 8 when I was there a few weeks ago & felt very lucky. Can’t imagine what 30 looked like!

  2. Lynne says:

    You really captured the magnificent beauty of the egrets!! Appreciated the photo showing them in trees after seeing the close-ups!

  3. Laura says:

    Beautiful. I hope to see some by fond du lac on our drive up north.

  4. Sandy says:

    Spectacular photos!

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