Great Egret Invasion

By josh • Nature, Wildlife • 14 Jun 2012

Great egrets seem to be establishing a regular population in the Champlain Valley in the last several years- I’ve seen them at several locations on Dead Creek, the LaPlatte River, around Shelburne Pond, and in large numbers near the mouth of Malletts Creek.

I found this bird at the outlet of Shelburne Pond (Muddy Brook) where it crosses Hinesburg Road.  I was looking for a least bittern (unsuccessfully, again), but this was a nice consolation prize!

Great Egret

Great Egret, Canon 400mm f/5.6L at f/5.6, 1/1250s, ISO 200

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