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Great Egret  - Ardea alba

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.

Common Names

How to Identify

White plumage is a distinctive characteristics of this species.

Where & 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.

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

park-ile-bizard - July 02, 2017

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 900;
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Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Rapids Park Lachine - June 19, 2016

NIKON D7100; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 220;
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Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Rapids Park Lachine - May 14, 2016

NIKON D7100; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/800; Aperture f8.0; Iso 800;
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 Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Rapids Park Lachine - April 17, 2016

NIKON D7100; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1600; Aperture f6.3; Iso 200;
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