Egretta garzetta

Egretta garzetta is the wonderful Latin name for the Little egret.  A tall, elegant white bird that visits the muddy creek at the end of the salt marsh. At low water he stands hunchbacked in the bottom of the creek.


At other times striding hurriedly across the mud flats.  

With Its long and slender stabbing beak it wades the shallow water looking for small fish.


Its size and colour make it an easy spot . . . but beware the egret is always on the alert and will fly off at any moment.


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