Reddish Egret

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Reddish Egret
Reddish Egrets are a threatened (or near threatened) species of Egret found along the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast of Florida.  They are such beautiful birds!  They are easily recognized by their reddish color and two-toned bill.  I think they are the most fun when feeding.  They tend to run around a lot and put out their wings as they drive their beaks into the water.  I've read that they do this to confuse the fish and, I suspect, let them see into the water better.  I see them regularly at the Merritt Island NWR, and I highly recommend visiting there if you ever visit Central Florida.

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  1. Thank you for you kind comments!

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  2. Ahh. That's one I've not seen yet. I guess I'll have to come visit you in FL sometime.

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  3. Come on down! Merritt Island is worth the trip.

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