Great White Egret v Grey Heron

I was thrilled to see Great White Egrets recently at Lago di Alviano. They’re wonderful birds and a thrill to see fly by.

Yet another thrill was seeing Grey Herons so close. So close that I couldn’t fit one in my viewfinder as it spread its wings past us.

But which is the largest? I had the chance to find out when one of each approached one another and had a face-off at the lake.

Great White Egret and Grey Heron - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Great White Heron. By a neck.

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