I have lots of Great Egret photos and I have never taken the time to count how many are in my files. I have them from winter, spring, summer, and fall; from several states, swamps and marshes, and more. Yet when I get the opportunity to take more, I always do so. I never get tired of spending time with these great birds, watching their behaviors, and taking lots of photos. So when I was on the eastern shore of Maryland recently, I just had to stop for this individual who was begging to be photographed. It stood in a shrub by the roadside and preened each feather with masterful precision. One by one, it preened and preened. I did not notice the time, but it seemed like an hour was spent with this bird. And when I left, it was still preening away. You can never have enough photos of Great Egrets.