We had a Great Egret visit for a couple days!
This one hunted right out in front of our yard (before it rained and filled up the Alsea River).
It was very focused on the hunt
and very immersed in his food.
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.