Our Friend the Great Egret — a tall White Heron


Great Egret - a White Heron

It is not unusual to find this friendly fellow hanging around the front yard.  He’s not too timid, but he will move away if you walk toward him within say 10 feet.

The great egret is a tall white heron that has a long graceful neck, long black legs and black feet. Its long pointed bill is yellow. It uses a “stand and wait” method of catching fish. It wades in shallow water to wait for its meal to swim by, then stabs it with its sharp bill.