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Keywords:Florida, Venice, Venice Rookery, birds, egrets, nature, nesting, rookery, wildlife
Great Egret 1

Great Egret 1

Great Egrets are usually the most common egret/heron nesting in the rookery. A breeding adult acquires a green patch in front of the eye and grows long plumes (aigrettes) from it's back which are fanned out during courtship displays. The birds were nearly hunted to extinction for these plumes used in ladies' hats. Venice Rookery.