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Reddish Egret Morph

Born dark or white for life, this Reddish Egret might resemble a Great Egret but the color of the beaks are different. The white Reddish Egret once outnumbered the reds, but were slaughtered for their feathers to near extinction in the late 1800’s before they became protected.        

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Reddish Egrets

The egret flew into the picture the same moment I snapped. It looks like he is expressing breeding plumage, trying to impress the female egret. Just yesterday, this pond was dry and since it didn’t rain I am surmising that the water flowing into the marsh this morning was from the¬†underground supply and high tide. […]

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