Great Egret in suburbia

To: "Greg and Val Clancy" <>, "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Great Egret in suburbia
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2013 09:32:59 +1000
Back in the 1960s in Victoria, Great Egrets were regular visitors to at least urban if not suburban gardens. I then lived in Frankston in a street with houses that backed on to a creek. A Great Egret systematically robbed every garden pond of its gold fish so wire cages were installed over them to protect the fish. The bird would sit on the front fences adjacent the pavement and would freeze rather than fly when people passed within a metre. I was intrigued by the number of people that walked by apparently without noticing it.

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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