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PostPosted: December 22nd, 2020, 6:11 pm 
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Seeing the the egret is not afraid of me, I got out on the balcony to get a better picture.

See the interaction:
https://youtu.be/5CYmOx21R0I


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PostPosted: December 22nd, 2020, 7:38 pm 
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aha. Now just which Egret? Great or Snowy?
They need open water somewhere nearby.


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PostPosted: December 22nd, 2020, 7:42 pm 
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Not sure, the Gulf of Mexico is not too far away. Captured in Florida.


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PostPosted: December 23rd, 2020, 4:19 am 
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Snowies have a black bill and yellow feet. Great Egrets have a yellow bill and black feet.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Gre ... e/70611051


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PostPosted: December 23rd, 2020, 9:12 am 
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This happened to me while visiting Hawaii. I was sitting on a deck chatting with my host, a native Hawaiian, when a similar species alit not 2 yards from us. He absolutely freaked out - to the point of tears. Apparently some cultures attach great significance to such encounters.


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PostPosted: December 23rd, 2020, 9:17 am 
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AdrianR wrote:
Not sure, the Gulf of Mexico is not too far away. Captured in Florida.



I thought they might be in Burlington! You have water there!

I always get snowies and Greats mixed up.. The green eye in breeding season is really spectacular.


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PostPosted: December 23rd, 2020, 5:48 pm 
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I have seen egrets in Ontario, never so close.


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