Even the wildlife in Florida love the view! This egret (who we think is a teenager vesion of the Great Egret) decided to visit us 6-floors up! Most egrets nest in wetland areas (there is a pelican rookery nearby) and stay together in groups, but this guy wanted to see the view from our condo for himself, hence my deduction that he is a rebellious teenager.
He has a long s-shaped neck, but is scrunching it up due to the wind. He first landed on the balcony, then moved to the chair to get more comfortable. A bird visiting this high up is very unusual and I'm glad that he was willing to pose for a few pictures.
Did you know that the Great Egret is the symbol of the National Audubon Society? Our new friend, Eddie stayed at least an hour soaking up the view. I don't blame him a bit - it's gorgeous!