Nuptial plumes of a displaying Great Egret glow in the sun.
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Marie Read is a wildlife photographer, speaker and author of numerous articles about birds and their behavior. Her photographs appear regularly in nature magazines (including many covers), books and calendars worldwide. She has authored/coauthored several books including Into The Nest: Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds (with Laura Erickson).