27 March 2013

Not the usual bird

We get some unusual and not so unusual birds in Arizona as this state is a haven for birds migrating both north to their breeding grounds in Canada and the arctic in spring and south to their winter homes in Central and S. America in fall.  Our ponds in our local community park attract quite a few different species of water fowl.  This year was no exception as we spotted a number of species we hadn't seen before in this locale.  And my dogs do what comes naturally to them - they pointed.

A closer look at the bird - most likely a Great Egret judging by its yellow beak.  There were 4 of them hanging around these ponds for a couple of weeks and now they are gone.

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