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Big Bird Walking.

April 22nd, 2009 by theAddison

We don’t usually see big birds walking the streets of Fernandina Beach so this one was worth a second look. This Great Egret was strolling down the Ash Street sidewalk in front of our inn yesterday. He (?) was a nice sized one standing around 3 feet tall.

Captin Ritch, one of our local boat captains, tells me that these birds were hunted almost to extinction because of their feathers. This isn’t a great picture of the tail feathers but apparently the feathers were big demand hat decorations back in the day.

Maybe he’d come back if we stocked the fountain with fish?

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