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 The Muddy Brook marsh in South Burlington really is a magnet for herons and egrets at the moment. One afternoon last week I stopped by for a short time and found a Great Egret, a Black-crowned Night Heron, and a Green Heron all standing within 25 yards of each other at close range. Yesterday afternoon there were 4 Black-crowned Night Herons perched in the fallen dead tree located straight out from the pull off. The usual Green Heron was perched nearby as well and a second Green Heron flew over. This afternoon the cast of characters was a Green Heron, a Great Blue Heron, and a Black-crowned Night Heron in flight. 

Also, to add to the fun, an Eastern Kingbird continues to occupy a nest at the marsh, while her mate looks on anxiously, and a Willow Flycatcher shows up periodically just to check things out. 

Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington