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A Great Egret Gathering Nest Material

At the edge of Elkhorn Slough (on Monterey Bay) there is a rookery where Great Egrets, Blue Herons and Cormorants nest. This is nesting season and the males are out gathering nesting material. The birds are all in their mating plumage and it is quite spectacular!

TAGS: California, Great Egret, United States

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San Jose, California, United States of America
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© Douglas Croft.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2016
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: April 14, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D7000
Focal Length: 600mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1250
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO800
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PHOTO LOCATION Moss Landing, California, United States of America