A great egret shows off its breeding plumage in our spotting of the day. Early in the breeding season adults grow long plumes on their backs, which they raise in courtship displays. Great egret (Ardea alba) spotted by SusanEllison
Common Crane (Grus grus), also known as the Eurasian Crane, is a bird of the family Gruidae, the cranes. A medium-sized species, it is the only crane commonly found in Europe besides the Demoiselle Crane.