Great Egret, Ardea alba: Saint Augustine Alligator Farm
This is just one of perhaps, one hundred Great Egrets that nest at the Saint Augustine Alligator Farm in Florida. This particular bird had spent most of the morning tending eggs. Occasionally it would stand up and move its eggs around and then settle back on the nest. Just before its mate flew in to take over duties, this bird stood up and began to preen its feathers, and show off for my camera.
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 300 f2.8, 1/250@ f6.3