Bird #214 — Snowy Egret

egretta (diminutive of heron) thula (Chilean name for this bird)

Saturday, September 19, 1981 — 9:05 am

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas

I was standing on the observation deck overlooking the old river channel.  I had been watching and listening to a Fish Crow when I noticed the Snowy Egret.  It was wading up to its leg joints in a brush-edged area of the pond.  It made its way to a mud flat near shore, stood for a short time, then walked slowly along the edge of the slough.  It then took off, flying gracefully past where I stood and disappeared behind some brush.

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