Sunday, April 24, 2011

GREAT EGRETS on the Buffalo River

This past week Great White Egrets arrived in Alma, Wisconsin settling in on the Buffalo River. 

These two were very elusive
and not very patient
with my photo attempts.

Today over 3 dozen Egrets were on the Buffalo River or Riecks Lake.  Travel WI State Highway 37 along the Buffalo River and WI State Highway 35 (The Great River Road) at Riecks Lake, just north of Alma.

A large white heron, the Great Egret is found across much of the world, from southern Canada southward to Argentina, and in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. It's the largest egret in the Old World, and thus has garnered the name Great White Egret.

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