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Great White Egrets (1 Viewer)

To see one standing in shallow water a beautiful sight
So graceful to look at and graceful in flight
The great white egret with feathers white as snow
Birds that I see often though little of know
They build their flat nest of sticks over water on top of a tall tree
Out of breeding season loners they seem to like their own company
They eat small fish and small water creatures which they readily kill
With a very quick stab of their long pointy bill
Just a deep guttural croak they do not have a song
By sight or by sound one cannot get them wrong
Known in many Countries they range far and wide
By shallow lakes and still waters they like to reside
Content in their own company it does seem that way
Birds I do see often though not every day.

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