Great Egret

We had a Great Egret visit for a couple days!

great egret on alsea river
Tip-toe

This one hunted right out in front of our yard (before it rained and filled up the Alsea River).

great egret on alsea river
Hunting

It was very focused on the hunt

great egret on alsea river
Immersed

and very immersed in his food.

great egret on alsea river
Reflection

Great Egrets are also known as Common Egret, Large Egret or Great White Heron.

We get to see them on the Central Oregon Coast throughout the summer with larger numbers during the Fall migration.

Alsea Bay and Yaquina Bay are great places to find these graceful birds.  They are really weird to see in the trees because they are so large – it just doesn’t look right.

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