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Great Egret Breeding Adults

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Great egret (Ardea alba) sexes are similar. These pure white birds with yellow bills and black legs are a often observed while hunting by standing immobile or wading in wetlands. During the breeding season, the lores (region between eye and … Continue reading

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Soon Departing

Great egrets (Ardea alba) are a striking summer sight here in Northeastern California. These pure white birds with orange-yellow bills and black legs stand still in shallow water and watch for prey. Once it sights the small fish and invertebrates … Continue reading

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Heron Cousins

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I have been observing a lone great egret (Ardea alba) at Baum Lake (Shasta County CA) for the last month. This egret wanders between the shores of the lake and a nearby pond at Crystal Lake Fish Hatchery. Occasionally it … Continue reading

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