Herons and Egrets Have Arrived
Shown above is the Great Egret. This is a rare species for New Brunswick. Every year a handful appear here. They usually move along is a day or two. We don't know whether they continue to move northward or whether they return south. We do not have a breeding record for this province but we have enough of them coming here each year to make it possible. This year so far we have had several reports of Great Egrets. The one shown above was at White Head Island.
|Little Blue Heron|
The immature Little Blue Heron is more difficult to identify. It is white and its small size makes it easy to confuse with the Snowy Egret. The immature Little Blue, however, has a pale grayish or pink bill and pale, dull green legs. See the photo below.
|Little Blue Heron - Immature|
|Green Heron [Internet Photo]|