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Shorebirds, herons, egrets, bitterns and other marsh birds make their home here.
Just outside the capital, past the mammoth shopping centers and across from the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, great blue herons and snowy egrets loll along the leafy banks.
Or maybe justice was served, and they got zapped by the young egret who sometimes patrols the yard for lizards.
On Wednesday morning an egret perched at the water’s edge, darting into the shallows to hunt small fish flitting among the eelgrass.
For this tour in particular, Hawley expects to see many baby birds, as well as resident species such as the lesser goldfinch and the great egret.
In the past year, animal control has seen several species of pigs, a bald eagle, a large wading bird of some sort — which was like an egret but not — ferrets, guinea pigs, various lizards and an alligator.
On a recent Saturday morning, volunteers Lee and Connie Witkowski of Lemont helped visitors by aiming one scope at a white egret feeding her nestlings, and the other at visiting mute swans in the water.
The area is known for its 50 miles of sandy beaches and abundant wildlife, like egrets, roseate spoonbills, and dolphins in the gulf, Donlan said.
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Origin and Etymology of egret
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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: a large, long-legged bird that has a long neck and bill and usually white feathers
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