American Bittern	(Botaurus lentiginosus)  Film photo made at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Texas in March, 1996. Great Blue Heron	(Ardea herodias)  Photographed at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, NY on Sep. 17, 2005. Great Blue Heron	(Ardea herodias)  Photographed at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area near  Sacramento, CA on Nov 4, 2013.
Great Blue Heron	(Ardea herodias) Juvenile  Photographed at Lac de Ville, a man-made drainage pond in Brighton near Rochester, NY on  Sep 25, 2015. Great Blue Heron	(Ardea herodias) Juvenile  It appeared to be fishing at Cape May, NJ on Oct 10, 2012. Great Blue Heron	(Ardea herodias) Juvenile Close-up  Photographed at Lac de Ville, a man-made drainage pond in Brighton near Rochester, NY on  Oct 15 , 2015.
Great Blue Heron	(Ardea herodias) Flying  Photographed at a beach on Delaware Bay at Cape May, NJ on Oct 10, 2012. Great Blue Heron	(Ardea herodias) Flying  It was flying at Oatka Creek Park near Rochester, NY on July 9, 2012. Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  Photographed at  Las Salinas Preserve, Cuba on Nov. 13, 2018.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) with Neck Extended  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 13, 2017. Great Egret (Ardea alba) Breeding Adult Hunting  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 12, 2017.   Map Great Egret (Ardea alba)  Digiscoping photo made at the Vic Fazio Yolo (Yolo Bypass) Wildlife Area in California on Dec. 29, 2004.
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  Photographed at Cape May, New Jersey on October 8, 2008. Great Egret (Ardea alba) Breeding Plumage  This great egret in somewhat bedraggled breeding plumage was photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 14, 2013. Great Egret (Ardea alba) Taking Off  This great egret taking off from a tree top was photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 4, 2010.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) Flushing  It was trying to flush prey at Cape May, NJ on May 13, 2014. Great Egret (Ardea alba) in Pine Tree  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on Oct. 5, 2017. Great Egret (Ardea alba) Flying  Photographed at  Cayo Romano, Cuba on Nov. 18, 2018.
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) Walking  It was walking at Cape May, NJ on May 14, 2013. Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) Flying  It was flying at Cape May, NJ on May 14, 2013.  This is the same bird that is in the previous photo. Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) in Breeding Plumage  It was strutting its stuff at Cape May, NJ on May 10, 2016, although there didn't seem to be any other snowy egrets present.
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) in Breeding Plumage and Reflection  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 12, 2016. Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) Adult Breeding  Photographed at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ on May 14, 2017.   Map Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) Adult Breeding Hunting  Photographed at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ on May 14, 2017.  This is the same bird that is in the previous photo.
Little Blue Heron	(Egretta caerulea) Juvenile  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on Oct 7, 2008. Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) in Breeding Plumage  Photographed at Nummy Island, NJ near Cape May on May 7, 2010. Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) Juvenile  Photographed near Playa Giron, Cuba on Nov. 13, 2018.
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) Adult Nonbreeding  Photographed at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area near Sacramento, CA on Nov 4, 2013. Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) Adult Nonbreeding  Photographed at the Belen Reserve, Cuba  on Nov. 16, 2018.  They are very common in Cuba. Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis)  Photographed at Pueblo Antiguo Lodge near Las Juntas, Costa Rica on Nov. 5,  2014.
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 15, 2013. This is a high dynamic range photo made be combining 3 exposures in order to maximize the range of light to dark and minimize noise. Green Heron (Butorides virescens) Stalking Near Sunset  It was was hunting near sunset at Lac de Ville, a smallish man-made drainage pond in Brighton, NY near Rochester on Sep 24, 2014. Green Heron (Butorides virescens) Fledgling  It was in my yard near Rochester, NY on July 21, 2018.  Apparently, they breed nearby.
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) Fledgling  It was at Lac de Ville, a man-made drainage pond in  Brighton, NY near Rochester on aug. 15, 2018. Striated Heron	(Butorides striata)  This adult lava heron or Galapagos heron was photographed at Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, the Galapagos, Ecuador on March 9, 2006.  It is a subspecies of striated heron. Black-crowned Night-Heron	(Nycticorax nycticorax) in Breeding Plumage  Photographed on Nummy Island near Cape May, NJ on May 16, 2013.
Black-crowned Night-Heron Juvenile  Photographed at El Patate Reservoir, Cuba Nov. 11. 2018.