2019-05-29

An unusual visitor



  • <p>GAYLE WILSON PHOTO</p><p>&#0010;A cattle egret spotted sunning itself on a garage roof in Blockhouse. It might seem that the bird, which originally hails from Africa, is a long way from home. However, according to the Audubon Guide to North American Birds,<em> </em>the birds began spreading to northeastern South America in the 1870s and 1880s and are now abundant over much of the North American continent.</p>

GAYLE WILSON PHOTO

A cattle egret spotted sunning itself on a garage roof in Blockhouse. It might seem that the bird, which originally hails from Africa, is a long way from home. However, according to the Audubon Guide to North American Birds, the birds began spreading to northeastern South America in the 1870s and 1880s and are now abundant over much of the North American continent.

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