Great White Egret is the bird, this page deals with (Casmerodius
albus). Every year these birds appear at this NP territory for breeding
subsequent images were taken at the National Park Neusiedlersee
Seewinkel, which is located in the south eastern corner of Austria.
Great White Egret photos taken in April 2005.
European breeding territories are occupied by the birds at about
end of March. They remain here until all juveniles are fully fledged.
White Egrets are large birds, body length is about 90 cm and wing
span about 190 cm. The birds prefer open water areas within reed
nests are built on old reed. Great White Egrets sometimes form small
breeding colonies, even together with other Egrets.
three to four light blue eggs are breeded by both genders. The cubs
hatch after 25 days and after 6 weeks they start flying.