The closest stop sign is over a mile away and the first traffic light is 5+ miles down the road. A visit to the grocery store is almost 30 miles round trip. It's quiet here; just the sound of toads and coyotes at night. It seems very still, but when you look close there's always something happening. Read on about a few things we've noticed over the past few years.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Great White Egret

I've seen these from the window. 
Hard to miss considering they can reach more than 7 feet long! 
The Great White Egret lives in the sunbelt of the USA down to South America. 
Males, females, and juveniles all look the same. 
They are part of the stork/pelican family. 
They eat in shallow waters using their bill as a sharp spear to catch their
prey of fish, frogs, and small mammals. 
At the end of the 19th century their numbers were greatly decreased as they were killed for their feathers to be put in ladies' hats.  Conservation has been successful and their numbers are increasing. 
Pretty cool!

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