The Great Egret

I love great egrets, particularly when they are in their breeding plumage, doing their Spring time thing at a rookery. Did you know that breeding plumage almost led to their extinction? It was all the fashion to place those beautiful long plumes in women’s hats back in the day, and numbers dramatically dropped due to hunting the birds for feathers. This is one of the primary reasons the Audubon Society was formed, to protect these guys! I’m glad they did.

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