10/17/04 We were surprised this morning to see another egret but this time
it was a GREAT EGRET in the Mississquoi River about 2 mi. southeast of
Richford on Rte. 105. This is definitely not the same small, stocky bird
with a short bill we reported on the past two days. This bird was twice as
big, with a very long neck, long bill and black legs. Our digital photos
also back up our identification. We've driven 105 on this same weekend
every year for over ten years now and have never seen an egret of any
kind, and now two in one weekend - go figure!
Also, OSPREY in Sheldon, perched in a tree above the Mississquoi River.
Bill & Jeanne Prue, Newport