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The Egret in the Puddle (Part V)

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The Egret in the Puddle (Part V)
13 April 2009
Dune Road, Hampton Bays/East Quogue, NY

The Egret in the Puddle (Part IV)

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Part IPart IIPart III

The Egret in the Puddle (Part IV)
13 April 2009
Dune Road, Hampton Bays/East Quogue, NY

The Egret in the Puddle (Part III)

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The Egret in the Puddle (Part II)

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Part I

The Egret in the Puddle (Part II)
13 April 2009
Dune Road, Hampton Bays/East Quogue, NY

The Egret in the Puddle

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Okay, so it’s a little more than a puddle — but not by much. This snowy egret was stalking little fishy prey in the tidal pools that appear by the side of Dune Road when high tide comes around. Smaller than his Great Egret compadres, I’ve often heard folks mistake the snowy egret for a juvenile great. One of the best ways to establish which you’re looking at is to look at the color of his beak, which on a snowy egret will be black.

The Egret in the Puddle
13 April 2009
Dune Road, Hampton Bays/East Quogue, NY