20 June 2009

In Tucson - is that an egret?

Here's one the residents of Agua Caliente Park - beautiful! In the last century egrets were mercilessly hunted for their gorgeous plumes so that ladies could wear stylishly decorated hats. Happily, that fashion is no longer fashionable and the egret is no longer endangered.

(Photo courtesy of Richard Krull.)
Want more info (including what their vocalization sounds like)? Click here: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Egret/id

Please see yesterday's post for add'l info on Agua Caliente Park (including a map).

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