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Great Egrets in Ashville

Posted on Apr 7, 2015

Although Great Egrets are not uncommon in some of the coastal sites we work in, they are pretty rare inland. The Jamestown area usually does not see many of these stately birds, but they show up occasionally suitable wetlands during migration. Yesterday afternoon I ran into former RTPI Facility Manager Miley Miller, who mentioned seeing a Great Egret foraging in a wetland in Ashville. Since that wetland was on my way home I decided to check it out and was happily surprised to see not one but four Great Egrets foraging there! Of course I was not prepared for this encountered and only managed to get few record shots with my phone. Nevertheless, I couldn’t be happier – spring migration is clearly in full swing and I can’t wait to see what other surprises are in store in the next few weeks.

Great Egrets Ashville

Twan Leenders