Great Egret Touchdown
The Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland is home to many species, especially during migration. Here we have a Great Egret, Ardea alba, landing in a marsh pond with Snowy Egret, Egretta thula, Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla,and Tricolored Heron, Egretta tricolor, looking on. Of course, when you're the biggest bird in the pond, you can land anywhere you desire.
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