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Monday, July 22, 2013

The Race Is On

A pair of Snowy Egrets competing for the fish and any other underwater morsels they can catch. This beautiful bird species is really fun to watch as they seemingly dance around as they are chasing prey.

At one time, the beautiful plumes of the Snowy Egret were in great demand by market hunters as decorations for women's hats. This reduced the population of the species to dangerously low levels.
Now protected in the USA by law, under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, this bird's population has rebounded.