Male also walks in circles around female standing in shallows, tossing his head and raising one or both wings. Breeds in colonies. Nest: Site is typically on ground in Texas, 3-15' above water in mangroves in Florida. Nest, built by both sexes, a platform of sticks or grass. Reddish Egret Across Audubon.
Reddish Egret during his career with National Audubon Society. He was the manager of the Coastal Islands Sanctuaries and in his younger days worked at Audubon’s research station in the Florida Keys. He wrote the first status assessment for the Reddish Egret in 1991 and coauthored the Birds of North America species account in 2002. In.
The Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) - also commonly referred to as Dickey's Egret or Reddish Heron - is a medium-to-large heron. It is mostly active at dawn and dusk. Notwithstanding its name, Reddish Egrets occur in a white phase - with white plumage - and a dark phase - .
Reddish Egret: Medium egret with blue-gray body and shaggy, pale rufous head and neck. Bill is pink with dark tip. Legs are blue-gray. White morph has all-white plumage, black-tipped pink bill, and black legs. Feeds on fish, frogs and crustaceans. Direct flight with buoyant steady wing beats.