“the small white blacklegged egret, how beautiful, quietly stalks and spears the shallows, darts to shore to stab—”
Archie Randolph Ammons (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Corsons Inlet (l. 74). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
TIME: 6:42 PM
PLACE: North Municipal Gateway Park
SUBJECT: Common or Great White Egret
After supper, I rode my bike on the trail. There was a plethora of animals to be seen this evening – rabbits (too many to count), groundhogs (I spied 3 of these guys), a snake (almost ran over him) and this egret. These birds are pretty common in our area during the summer months. I noticed this fellow by a pond that is located in a park on the trail. There is a fountain in the middle of the pond – that’s its water spray you see on the left side of the photo. It’s been almost 2 weeks since I’ve been able to ride…my legs felt the burn tonight. Great feeling.