Wildlife Wednesday – The Great Egret

It’s time for another Wildlife Wednesday from your Ohio Division of Wildlife! Today we spotlight the Great Egret!
This bird is our second largest heron; only the great blue heron is bigger. The great egret is an Ohio Species of Concern that nests in the Western Basin of Lake Erie on West Sister Island NWR and Turning Point Island. West Sister makes up the largest colony in the U.S. Great Lakes and has been stable in recent years.
This heron is all white with a yellow bill and black legs. When in breeding plumage, it has lacy plumes on its back.
Information courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources

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