Photo Credit: Karen Lebing
Caption: In a continuous search for food, such as insects, crustaceans, worms, fish and frogs, the Snowy Egret will hop, hover, shuffle, and basically do whatever it takes to stir up creatures to eat.
Years back, these tall, beautiful birds were prized and killed for the hat and clothing industry who only desired selected feathers as decoration. Through conservation efforts the Snowy Egret and other birds hunted for their feathers, are making a slow recovery.
Register now for the 22nd annual Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival, October 15-20 and WOW Encore December 6-8. Over 85 birding, paddling, photography, natural history & art activities, https://www.wingsoverwater.org/
Visit National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island. Open 7 days a week 9 am-4 pm Mon-Sat & Noon-4 pm Sun. Admission is free. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Alligator_River/
USE YOUR MANNERS and BASIC COMMON SENSE! For the safety of yourself and your family, as well as the wildlife you are viewing, ALWAYS VIEW FROM A SAFE DISTANCE! If you see a change in the behavior of the wildlife (they move away, etc), you are TOO CLOSE! And. remember: all traffic laws apply on Refuge roads. Seat belts, car seats for children, etc. - whatever is required by the State on a public highway is required on the Refuge! Learn more about tips for safety during bear encounters at http://bearwise.org/bear-safety-tips/bear-encounter/