Union Furnace Nature Preserve

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Great Egret (Ardea alba)

This large (38 inches), stately, white heron has a yellow bill and black legs and feet. It can be found in marshes, ponds, shores, and mudflats. The Great Egret takes on an eager, forward-leaning pose with neck extended when feeding.

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