aweeshaducci66 Pacific Tree Frog =) This commonly heard frog of the Pacific coast, active both day and night, is found from sea level to over 10,000' (3,000 m). When Hollywood moviemakers need an authentic outdoor nighttime sound, they often record it's call. As a consequence, the Pacific Treefrog has been heard around the world.
Description: 3/4-2". Skin rough; varies greatly from green to light tan to black, often with darker spots. Black stripe through eye and usually a dark triangle between their eyes. Large toe pads. Male has grey throats.
Voice: A high-pitched, 2-part musical note.
Breeding: January to August.
Habitat: On the ground among shrubs and grass, close to water.
Range: From s. British Columbia to Baja California east to Montana, Idaho m, and Nevada. Also, Channel Islands off s. California #frog #pacifictreefrog #treefrog #nature #naturelover #naturehippys #natureteamforever #natureshotoftheday #canonpowershotsx50hs #savetheplanet #gogreen #kernrivercanyon #keepkernclean #kernriver #hiking #exploringnature #explore #rivershots #beautiful #bestnatureshots #happy #peace #positivity #planteearth #peaceandlove #hollywoodfrog #hikers #hdm_animals #herptiles_ #amphibian
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aweeshaducci66 Bladder Snail =) These fresh water snails are present in aquariums and ponds, as well as in wild areas. They are commonly referred to as tadpole snails or pouch snails. They eat algae, diatoms and detritus including dead leaves. The populations are regulated by the abundance of food and space. They are widespread, abundant, and tolerant of pollution.
These snails are common in the North Temperate to Arctic Zones and throughout the Americas, in readily accessible habitats such as ditches, ponds, lakes, small streams, and rivers. The family has been recognized since the 19th century, and yet there has been no classification in which relationships between genera are clarified, no agreement on what characters are primitive or advanced, and no consistent ranking. Scarcity of careful morphological studies is the principal cause. The differences in the group have led to the creation of more than 23 genera, four grades and four clades within the family. The two established subfamilies are divided into seven new tribes including 11 new genera.[4] Within this family, the shell is always sinistral, in other words it has left-handed coiling. #snail #underwater #nature #naturelover #naturehippys #natureteamforever #natureshotoftheday #lovingnature #arthropodsanonymous #aquatic #beautiful #keepkernclean #kernriver #savetheplanet #hiking #hikers #canonpowershotsx50hs #canonphotos #california #positivity #planteearth #rivershots
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aweeshaducci66 North American Beaver =) Beavers are famously busy, and they turn their talents to reengineering the landscape as few other animals can. When sites are available, beavers burrow in the banks of rivers and lakes. But they also transform less suitable habitats by building dams. Felling and gnawing trees with their strong teeth and powerful jaws, they create massive log, branch, and mud structures to block streams and turn fields and forests into the large ponds that beavers love. Domelike beaver homes, called lodges, are also constructed of branches and mud. They are often strategically located in the middle of ponds and can only be reached by underwater entrances. These dwellings are home to extended families of monogamous parents, young kits, and the yearlings born the previous spring. Beavers are among the largest of rodents. They are herbivores and prefer to eat leaves, bark, twigs, roots, and aquatic plants.These large rodents move with an ungainly waddle on land but are graceful in the water, where they use their large, webbed rear feet like swimming fins, and their paddle-shaped tails like rudders. These attributes allow beavers to swim at speeds of up to five miles (eight kilometers) an hour. They can remain underwater for 15 minutes without surfacing, and have a set of transparent eyelids that function much like goggles. Their fur is naturally oily and waterproof.
There are two species of beavers, which are found in the forests of North America, Europe, and Asia. These animals are active all winter, swimming and foraging in their ponds even when a layer of ice covers the surface. #beaver #nature #naturelover #naturehippys #naturelovers #natureteamforever @natureteem #bestnatureshots #beautiful #canon #california #canonpowershotsx50hs #canonphotos #exploring #lovingnature #northamericanbeaver #hikers #hiking #hike #savetheplanet #sunset #kernrivercanyon #keepkernclean #kernriver #happy #green #river #water #mothernature
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aweeshaducci66 American Bullfrog =) The baritone call of the bullfrog is so deep and resonant, it resembles the mooing of a cow, hence its name. Only males emit this trademark "jug-o-rum" bellow, and their choruses can be heard during the day or night.
The largest of all North American frogs, this giant can grow to a length of 8 inches (20 centimeters) or more and weigh up to 1.5 pounds (750 grams). Even the tadpoles of this species can reach 6.75 inches (17.2 centimeters) in length. They are among the most wide-ranging of all North American amphibians, found in freshwater ponds, lakes, and marshes from Nova Scotia, Canada, throughout the continental United States, and as far south as Mexico and Cuba. They have even found their way to Europe, South America, and Asia. Bullfrogs are typically green or gray-brown with brown spots and have easily identifiable circular eardrums, or tympanum, on either side of their heads. Nocturnal predators, they will ambush and eat just about anything they can fit in their ample mouths, including insects, mice, fish, birds, and snakes. They sit quietly and wait for prey to pass by, then lunge with their powerful hind legs, mouths open wide. Males are highly territorial and will aggressively guard their land. Females are slightly larger than males. #bullfrog #nature #naturelover #naturehippys #naturelovers #natureteamforever @natureteem #natureshotoftheday #mothernature #frog #lovingnature #amphibian #beautiful #bestnatureshots #hiking #hdm_animals #water #animals #peace #savetheplanet #green #planteearth #peaceandlove #canonpowershotsx50hs #canyon #canonphotos #california #kernriver #keepkernclean #kernrivercanyon
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aweeshaducci66 Kern River =) Snow melt from Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48 states, feeds the Kern River as it flows south then west out of the southern Sierra Nevada into the vast farmlands and oil fields of the San Joaquin Valley. The Kern River is one of the steepest and wildest whitewater rivers in North America. In recognition of their outstanding scenic, recreational, and ecological values, the North and South Forks of the Kern River were added by Congress to the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System in 1987. But the lower Kern River, below Isabella dam and reservoir, remains unprotected. Motorists driving east from Bakersfield on Hwy 178 are pleasantly surprised as they leave the hot and dry valley, to enter the rugged and water-filled Kern River canyon. Here, the 32 mile-long river has carved its way through solid rock, forming numerous cascades and dividing its flow around huge boulders. As you progress upstream, the river-side vegetation becomes dominated by large sycamore and cottonwood trees, and the yucca and cactus studded canyon slopes give way to seasonal grassland, live and blue oaks, and foothill pine. The lower Kern River supports one of the richest riparian forests in the Sierra foothills, providing important habitat for neotropical songbirds, as well as California spotted owl, bald eagle, and osprey. The threatened Kern Canyon salamander also utilizes this river-side habitat. Visitors seeking a recreational experience along the lower Kern should exercise caution, particularly during higher flows in the spring and early summer. Many unwary and inexperienced swimmers have drowned in the river, giving it a grim nickname - the "Killer Kern." #river #kernriver #hikers #hiking #seasonsandlandscapes #sunny #savetheplanet #survivingthewild #peace #plant #planteearth #peaceandlove #rsa_nature #waterfalls #water #nature #naturelover #naturehippys #naturelovers #natureteamforever @nature.team #natureshotoftheday #kernrivercanyon #landscape_lovers #lovingnature #beautiful #bestnatureshots #rivershots #rockhopping #canyon #canonpowershotsx50hs 4w
  •   traveltofish Beautiful river. Any fish?? 4w
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  •   aweeshaducci66 It is =) and there's trout and rainbow trout supposedly, the lower part of the river is really low where this was taken and I don't see much fish here but the upper kern is a lot fuller and I think the fishing is good there @traveltofish 4w
  •   traveltofish Thanks for the info 4w

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aweeshaducci66 Cattails =) Description: Cattails are grasslike plants with strap-shaped leaves 1 to 5 centimeters wide and growing up to 1.8 meters tall. The male flowers are borne in a dense mass above the female flowers. These last only a short time, leaving the female flowers that develop I tithe brown Cattail. Pollen from the male flowers is often abundant and bright yellow.
Habitat and Distribution: Cattails are found throughout most of the world. Look for them in full sun areas at the margins of lakes, streams, canals, rivers, and brackish water.
Edible Parts: The young tender shoots are edible raw or cooked. The rhizome is often very tough but is a rich source of starch. Pound the rhizome to remove the starch and use as a flour. The pollen is also an exceptional source of starch. When the cattail is immature and still green, you can boil the female portion and eat it like corn on the cob.
Other Uses: The dried leaves are an excellent source of weaving material you can use to make floats and rafts. The cottony seeds make good pillow stuffing and insulation. The fluff makes excellent tinder. Dried Cattails are effective insect when burned. --The Self-Reliance Manifesto- How to Survive Anything Anywhere
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aweeshaducci66 Ram-horn Snail Shell =) Wild Habitat
•Ramshorn snails: These snails are found in many freshwater aquatic habitats throughout the world, including ponds, swamps, and rivers. Their major predators are fish and larger aquatic snails.
Special Notes
• Aquatic snails tend to gravitate to dark areas, and they often clump together. They also are good indicators of water quality, and if they suddenly seem to be crawling out of the water it may indicate poor water quality (like high ammonia or nitrates, or low oxygen levels). Some fish (especially loaches, gouramis, and bettas) will eat snail eggs and small snails.
Life Cycle
• Aquatic snails cannot regulate their body temperature. They will be more active if kept in warmer water temperatures but will have a shorter life span. Because most of these snails are wild-collected, it is difficult to estimate what their lifespan will be in captivity. • Ramshorn snails: They can live for 1–2 years. Ramshorn snails are usually around 1⁄4"–3⁄4" in size. Their shells have the appearance of a coiled rope (or a ram’s horn!). Their color varies from brown, reddish brown, to black. • Method of reproduction:
• Ramshorn snails: They mature rapidly (at 4–6 weeks for Ramshorns) and multiply readily (laying up to 100 eggs at a time for Pond snails, and around a dozen at a time for Ramshorns). They are hermaphro- ditic. They both reproduce asexually, and Pond snails can also reproduce sexually (the preferred method). They lay jellylike masses of eggs under water on plants. The eggs hatch in about 10–20 days depending on temperature.
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aweeshaducci66 Highbush Blueberry =) Highbush Blueberry is a shrub with many stems. It grows to 10 feet tall and has clusters of small, bell-shaped, white flowers.
This shrub has simple, green leaves which are one to two inches long. Leaves turn bright red in the fall.
Higbush Blueberry is best known for its fruit, which is eaten by many animals, including humans.
Highbush Blueberry is found on the edges of marshes, lakes, ponds, and streams. It is also seen in open areas of woods. It does not like shade. The bark of Highbush Blueberry is grayish-brown and shreddy.
Each blue-black berry of this plant contains hundreds of tiny seeds. In order to spread and grow new plants, Highbush Blueberry depends on birds and animals to eat fruit and drop seeds out in new places through their stool. Highbush Blueberry is one of the most important fruits for wild animals. Some animals that eat Highbush Blueberry fruit including: Eastern Bluebird, Northern Cardinal, Gray Catbird, Wild Turkey, Northern Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, Mourning Dove, American Robin, Red Fox, Eastern Cottontail, White-footed Mouse, Striped Skunk, Eastern Chipmunk, White-tailed Deer and Eastern Cottontails eat the leaves and twigs of this shroub. To pollinate flowers, Highbush Blueberry depends on bees and other insects.
Other plants that are often found growing with Higbush Blueberry include: oaks, hickories, pines, Yellow Poplar, Red Maple, Cinnamon Fern, and Black Huckleberry.
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aweeshaducci66 Green-leaf Manzanita =) Description: Greenleaf manzanita is an evergreen scrub up to 10' tall with many maroon-red smooth branches. The ovate-to-round leaves are flat, bright shiny green, and up to 1 1/2" wide. The inflorescence is a cluster of many small, urn-shaped, nodding flowers. The brown fruits look like tiny apples, hence the name manzanita, "little apples" in Spanish.
Bloom Season: April-June
Habitat/Range: Dry areas in mixed coniferous, upper montane, and subalpine forests, 4,000'-11,000'. Comments: The species name is Latin for "somewhat spreading," referring to growth form of this shrub. The berry like fruits are a valuable food source for wildlife. Because bears like to eat them so much, the genus name is Greek for "bear berries." Some Native Americas ate the fresh berries raw and dried, and they used the pulp to make a cider. A skin tonic was made from the leaves to relieve the dermatitis associated with poison oak. The flowers are edible. #manzanita #lovingnature #ic_macro #peace #ptk_macro #peaceandlove #planteearth #planteearth #plant #bush #flowerstalking #flowers #flower #pink #pinkflowers #hike #happy #hikers #hiking #hdm_flowers #nature #beautiful #naturelover #naturefreaks #naturehippys #naturelovers #naturephotography #natureshotoftheday #canonpowershotsx50hs #bestnatureshots
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  •   ecloque This is such great info. I never knew that about manzanita before. And such a delicate flower. 1mon
  •   aweeshaducci66 Thank you I thought it was pretty interesting too I never knew it either. =) @ecloque 1mon

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aweeshaducci66 White-Lined Sphinx Moth =) family Sphingidae is also called the Hawk Moth and the Hummingbird Moth.
RANGE: Throughout all the North American desert regions.
HABITAT: Most habitats and on many desert plants, especially after rains.
DESCRIPTION: White-lined sphinx moths are among the largest flying insects of the deserts, with adult wingspans exceeding 5 inches. Larvae can be just as long, with most having a prominent horn at the rear of their fleshy body. When alarmed, these larvae rear up their heads in a threatening sphinx-like posture and may emit a thick, green substance from their mouths.
BEHAVIOR: Sphinx moth larvae change underground into adult moths, who then dig their way to the surface. Mating occurs shortly thereafter, with females laying as many as 1,000 eggs on the underside of food plants. Eggs hatch within a few days. Males and females die after they have completed their roles in the reproductive process. Sphinx moths emerge at dusk from their hiding places and begin feeding on the nectar of flowers. Their size, combined with their rapid wing beats, allows them to hover and feed in the manner of hummingbirds, for which they are sometimes mistaken.
This manner of flight requires a great deal of energy and creates a good deal of heat in the moth's body. For these reasons, moths feed exclusively on nectar and seek flowers which produce large amounts of this water source which also contain high amounts of sugar. Such is the case with the evening primrose (Onagraceae) family, and particularly the dune evening primrose, which the white-lined sphinx moth is responsible for pollinating. #whitelinesphinxmoth #moth #arthropodsanonymous #macro #md_macro #macronesia #mothernature #macro_secrets #nature #naturelover #naturefreaks #naturelovers #naturephotography #natureshotoftheday #crazyaboutbugs #canonpowershotsx50hs #canon #rsa_macro #insectsofinstagram #ptk_macro #planteearth #peaceandlove #peace #hornworm #frontyard #sunny #savetheplanet #california #canonphotos #exploring
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aweeshaducci66 Giant Sequoia =) Also called Sierra Redwood HT: 150-250' DIA: 10-20' Very large evergreen tree. Conical when young, with mass of branches down to the base. In older trees, a very tall m, mostly branch-free trunk is topped by a high, irregularly shaped crown. ID TIP: Thick, reddish brown bark. Trunk becomes buttressed and enlarged. Bracelets are clad in sharp, scale like leaves. HABITAT: Granite soils in mixed coniferous forest in a 280-mile-long band on the Sierra Nevada's western slopes. Elevation 3,000-8,900'. NOTES: Giant Sequoias form sunny, open, scattered groves, unlike the deep, shaded, extensive forests of Redwoods. Giant Sequoia is the most massive single tree known and one of the longest living (to 3,266 years). The General Sherman tree is the most massive sequoia (275' tall, trunk diameter 36 and 1/2); the tallest specimen is just over 311' tall. Many old giants were cut down in the 19th and 20th centuries, wastefully, as the wood of mature trees is often of poor quality, and in many cases the felled trees were simply too large to be transported. About 75 groves survive, nearly all in parks and preserves, including Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The oldest trees can have bark up to 2' thick and large fire scars, hollow chambers, and buttresses on the trunk. Huge branches, even the crown leader, may become leafless at their ends.--National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Trees of North America #giantsequoia #treehunter #treestagram #tree_captures #treecollection #treestreestrees #thesimplethingsinlife #nature #naturelover #naturefreaks #naturehippys #naturelovers #natureshotoftheday #nationalwildlifefederation #canon #california #canonpowershotsx50hs #hike #happy #hiking #hikers #hiddenfalls #rsa_trees #rsa_nature #sequoianationalforest #lovingnature #beautiful #bestnatureshots #savetheplanet #sunny 1mon

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aweeshaducci66 Black-Striped Hornworm, the White-lined Sphinx Moth =) The whitelined sphinx (Hyles lineata) is the most common hornworm of Colorado and, by far, the most commonly encountered "hummingbird moth". Larvae develop on a variety of plants but seldom do they significantly damage those plants considered economically important. Portulaca, primrose, and wild grape are among the most common larval hosts. Rarely, you may see large outbreaks of caterpillars that sometimes result in very visible migrations across roadways when food plants are exhausted. Hornworms of the whitelined sphinx can vary in color. Most are predominately green, with some yellow, white, and/or black markings. Less commonly you'll find predominately black forms, with yellow markings. Adults have a prominent white band on the upper forewing. Furthermore, the green color form includes a subdorsal row of pale spots, bordered above and below with a black line and colored spots around the spiracles (breathing holes). #arthropodsanonymous #macro #md_macro #macronesia #mothernature #macro_secrets #nature #naturelover #naturefreaks #naturelovers #naturephotography #natureshotoftheday #crazyaboutbugs #canonpowershotsx50hs #canon #rsa_macro #insectsofinstagram #ptk_macro #planteearth #peaceandlove #peace #whitelinesphinxmoth #hornworm #green #frontyard #sunny #savetheplanet #california #canonphotos #exploring 1mon

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aweeshaducci66 Western Fence Lizard =) Often called "blue bellied lizards" the Western Fence Lizard can be found scurrying about in less populated areas (e.g. South Campus). These guys are native to all of California except deserts. They like to sit on elevated objects (like fences) and sun themselves. They can vary their coloring from light brown to black according to their surroundings and have iridescent blue on their bellies and (on males) necks. According to the California Academy of Sciences, Western Fence Lizards' blood contains a protein that kills the Lyme disease-causing bacterium. Apparently the bacteria (Borrelia) is carried in the guts of ticks and can be spread by biting all kinds of animals. But if an infected tick bites a Western Fence Lizard, the Borrelia is killed off completely, leaving the tick's future bites harmless. Pretty cool! #westernfencelizard #lizard #bluebelliedlizards #canonpowershotsx50hs #thesimplethingsinlife #naturelovers #naturephotography #natureshotoftheday #nationalwildlifefederation #beautiful #sunny #savetheplanet #happy #nature #explore #hiking #hike #canyon #kerncanyon #kernriver #lovingnature #canon #thesimplethingsinlife #planteearth #californializard #California #canonphotos #bluebelly #blue 1mon

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aweeshaducci66 House Finch =) This common western finch of deserts and foothills was introduced in small numbers in New York in1940; by the end of the 20th century it had becomes common breeding bird of suburbs, cities, and agricultural areas throughout most of the eastern U.S., where it may compete with Purple Finch, at least in winter. It is abundant at feeders. VOICE: Song a sweet, cheerful warble containing wiry notes ( lower and less distinct in western birds.) Calls a rich *chewp* and *sweep* like House Sparrow. #birds #birding #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdlovers #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatchers #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #bird_watchers_daily #birdingphotography #housefinch #finch #sunny #savetheplanet #canonpowershotsx50hs #peaceandlove #positiveenergy #allmightybirds #thesimplethingsinlife #tuesday #westernfinch #bird #canon #tuesdaybirding #frontyard 1mon

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aweeshaducci66 Tarantula Hawk =) Range: Southern half of United States and into South America. These wasps are familiar sights in summer, especially in the West. Adults take nectar from milkweeds and other flowers. Females search on the ground for tarantulas and the relatives, which they paralyze with a sting and drag into their burrow. They lay an egg on their prey and plug the burrow entrance with soil and leaves. The wasp grub feeds on the living spider and pupates in the burrow. If attacked, females deliver a painful sting.-- National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America #arthropodsanonymous #canonpowershotsx50hs #crazyaboutbugs #macro #md_macro #macronesia #mothernature #macro_secrets #tarantulahawk #wasp #kernrivercanyon #green #ptk_macro #naturelover #naturefreaks #natureshotoftheday #bugs #beautiful #bugfreaks #rsa_macro #insectsofinstagram #insectfreaks #insect_perfection #positiveenergy #peace #savetheplanet #tgif_insects #awesomebug #awesome #nationalwildlifefederation 2mon

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aweeshaducci66 Rough Stink Bug =) Range: Southern Canada, most of the United States, and Mexico. From spring through fall, rough stink bugs occupy orchards and woodlands, where they feed on sap through the twigs of many shrubs and trees, including apple, ash, black walnut, cherry, elm, grape, locust, maple, pine, willow, and sumac. They are reported to occasionally prey on other insect larvae and pupae. Adults overwinter under bark and other protected places. There is one generation a year. #stinkbug #arthropodsanonymous #md_macro #macronesia #macro_champ #macro_secrets #udog_macro #canonpowershotsx50hs #nature_perfection #natureshotoftheday #positiveenergy #ptk_macro #rsa_macro #rsa_nature #roughstinkbug #insect_perfection #insectsofinstagram #tgif_insects #bugs #macro #green #naturelover #insectfreaks #crazyaboutbugs #naturefreaks #savetheplanet #happy #beautiful #peace #positiveenergy #mothernature 2mon

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aweeshaducci66 Anna's Hummingbird =) This familiar garden hummer is present in virtually every lowland and foothill habitat west of the Sierra Nevada and Cascades and is also found in southern Arizona, where it is expanding eastward. It is a permanent resident through most of this range, with modest movements toward the coasts and mountain meadows in the heat of summer. In winter males court females with daredevil dives from high in the air and pendulum-like swaying in midair. VOICE: Call a high, short "tsit" #annashummingbird #hummingbird #birds #birding #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdlovers #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatchers #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #birdingphotography #bird_watchers_daily #conservation #canonpowershotsx50hs #peaceandlove #positiveenergy #savetheplanet #sunny #thesimplethingsinlife #naturelovers #nuts_about_birds #natureshotoftheday #nationalwildlifefederation #naturephotography #happy #allmightybirds 2mon

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aweeshaducci66 Great Egret =) Great Egret is a familiar sight in wetland habitats across most of the U.S. But is relatively rare in Canada. It is nearly as tall as Great Blue Heron but much lighter and more delicate. In nigh breeding condition, adults spot vivid grass green loral skin and long nuptial plumes, or aigrettes, on the back. This remarkably adaptable species has recovered well from the plume-hunting era. VOICE: Similar to Great Blue but uninflected, lower, and less resonant; breeding bird gives ducklike gabbling.-- National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Birds of North America #greategret #egret #santabarbara #shorelinepark #beach #ocean #oceanbirds #birds #birding #birdcatch #birdfreaks #birdlovers #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatchers #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #birdingphotography #bird_watchers_daily #peaceful #peaceandlove #positiveenergy #savetheplanet #savetheocean #protecttheocean #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #nationalwildlifefederation #wildlife 2mon

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