By Jim Fermo

Great Egret

State/Province/Region
CA
Country
US
Nearest Area
Southern California
Town
Sherman Oaks
Brief Directions

Sherman Oaks, California Wild Life refuge

Notes

The Great Egret appeared a bit shy. I came upon this one whiile it was hunting for food. I hid in the tall grass to capture this magnificent bird.

Description

The great egret is the symbol of the National Audubon Society and represents a conservation success story. The snowy white bird's beautiful plumage made it far too popular in 19th-century North America. Great egrets were decimated by plume hunters who supplied purveyors of the latest ladies' fashions. Their populations plunged by some 95 percent. Today the outlook is much brighter. The birds have enjoyed legal protection over the last century, and their numbers have increased substantially. For more information you can visit:http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/great-egret.html

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Date Added
July 1, 2010
Date Taken
July 1, 2010

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