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Great Egret feeding on Stickleback


Great Egret - Image Suzy Whittey

This winter there have been 3 Great Egrets around the Long Beach Peninsula in Pacific County - probably coming from the rookery in Kalama, WA. 

This species is a recent addition to Pacific County.  As the cold winter began freezing all the lake the egrets found one shallow river with surrounding wetland to feed in.  Then the high tides arrived making that area to deep to feed. 

These photos were taken in a road side ditch where the county had recently cut back the cattails opening the water for them to feed in.  They were feasting on the tiny Stickleback fish.

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