I know I wake up with “bed head” but this egret, goodness. 😀
This beautiful bird was hanging out along the South Platte River recently and put on a nice show for me. It spent much of the time wading along a sand bar, nabbing fish. At one point, it fluffed all up, putting on a nice show of its plumage.
Snowy egret feathers were actually much sought after in the late 1800s for use in hats and other clothing. In fact, they were quite valuable at the time and the desire for them caused their populations to plummet. They have since recovered.