Walking toward the dam to turn the horses out on the morning of Sept. 2, I was astonished to see a tall white bird standing on the dam. So I retreated to the goat barn and called Johnny to bring the camera from the house. He did and handed it over to me behind the barn, out of view of the Egret. I managed to take a couple photos from out the side door. (My milk room windows were too dirty.)
But the excitement didn't last long as our big white dog came trotting
up in front of the barn. Apparently, big white birds don't like big
white dogs. Johnny snapped a shot with his camera from the path by the garden as the Great
Egret flew out of sight. This is the first time we've seen one here on
the farm, or anywhere close for that matter.
Great Egret became bird number 147 on my list of birds seen on our farm since we moved here in 1977.