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Posted By: Bob Harris, 02-18-2013, 10:08 PM

We were so surprised to see this, what I believe is a Great Egret, in the Arizona desert near Ehrenberg. We were on the Colorado River Indian Reservation and noticed him wading in a flooded farm field. Normally this is the land of the raven and the white bird was quite easy to spot. Photo cropped heavily, but still presentable

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02-18-2013, 10:12 PM   #2
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Cool catch, must have gotten detoured to your patch of desert
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give them water and they will come! ..... good catch!
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Nice shot!

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Cool catch, must have gotten detoured to your patch of desert
sort of odd Larry, he was the only one out there, we drove on the reservation again today to see if other birds landed, nothing out there, so I guess he must of just gotten lost.
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give them water and they will come! ..... good catch!
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Yeah, I think you're right CC, I'm pretty sure it is a great egret but looks like a heron also, the first I have seen out this way.

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Nice shot!
thanks so much, always appreciated. Bob
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Nicely spotted and captured Bob. Never know what you are going to find in farmer's fields.

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Nice shot! I have only ever seen one, at the lake in Culpeper, VA. They seem to be quite skittish. Cool looking birds!
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Good shot, brother Bob - we see these all of the time around here; I never thought of one in the desert.

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Nicely spotted and captured Bob. Never know what you are going to find in farmer's fields.
I'm still a little confused if this is an egret or a heron Susan. There weren't any farmers daughters out there, I looked.
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Nice shot! I have only ever seen one, at the lake in Culpeper, VA. They seem to be quite skittish. Cool looking birds!
I would think they have quite a few of these on the coast along with many other species. Lori, I remember even seeing some eagles at the ocean in Virginia.
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Good shot, brother Bob - we see these all of the time around here; I never thought of one in the desert.

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Surprised me too Jer, usually all I see is ravens and old people out this way.
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I'm still a little confused if this is an egret
The terms are basically interchangeable. The Great Egret you have here is in the same genus as the Great Blue Heron, for example. Good spotting and nice shooting; I guess Great Egrets like the Arizona desert in winter for the same reasons fulltime RVer's do.
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Definitely Great Egret, a pretty commonly seen bird in the salt marshes around here in the summer. Lovely.
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