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Guy Edwardes / Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) flock at sunrise with Kerkini Mountain in background, Lake Kerkini, Greece. January.
Guy Edwardes / Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) flock stretching at sunrise, Lake Kerkini, Greece. January.
George Sanker / Roseatte spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) feeding at sunset, taking off. Myakka River State Park, Florida, USA.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Great blue heron (Ardea herodias wardi) juvenile looking around whilst vocalising, Chintimini Wildlife Center. Captive.
Marie Read / American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) calling / booming in a cattail marsh to mark territory, Salt Alkaline Lake, Kidder County, North Dakota, USA, June.
Staffan Widstrand / Black stork (Ciconia nigra), Great white heron (Ardea alba), Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) and Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) standing in shallow water, Pusztaszer reserve, Hungary. May.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Least bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) juvenile raising head up, Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Roseville. Captive.
Bence Mate / Two Great white egret (Ardea alba) in winter, Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary. December.
David Pattyn / Great white egret (Ardea alba) fishing in shallow pond, with Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) and other Great white egrets in background, Valkenhorst Nature Reserve, The Netherlands, August.
John Chan / Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) resting, perched prior to returning to nest site with nesting material, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, February.
John Chan / Great blue herons (Ardea herodias) engaging in twig transfer during nest building, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, February.
Simon Littlejohn / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) standing on rivers edge in heavy rain, swallowing a small Pike (Esox lucius),River Stour, Dorset, UK, September.