Great Egret

Great Egret
Photo: Inge Curtis

Last week Great Blues and now great whites, colonial nesters in the same locality. The Great Egret is a summer resident that catches the eye in flight, its extraordinary long neck folded behind a dagger beak and legs stream behind.

By Roger Gosden

British-born scientist specializing in reproduction & embryology. Career as professor & research director spanned from Cambridge to Cornell's Weill Medical College in NYC. Married to Lucinda Veeck Gosden, embryologist for the first successful IVF team in America. Retired early to Williamsburg, Virginia, to write and recover from 'nature deficit disorder'. Currently a visiting scholar at William & Mary.

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