To our delight, our resident Great Egret was back in the park this morning. Spotted right in front of our office, we were in luck, with camera ready to catch the wildlife drama as it unfolded. This Monday morning, our egret was out to hunt! We watched as the bird’s slow, deliberate stalking culminated in a lightening-swift strike and one unlucky day for the field mouse on the receiving end of its beak.
That’s our bird with City Hall in the background!
Exciting news today, a Great Egret graced our park this morning around 10:00am. It moved slowly and deliberately around the park, searching and exploring through tall Deer Grass and under Arroyo Willows. He or she seems to have a taken a liking to our park, due to the fact that last night it soared over our modular building at the north end.
It’s always a treat when our neighbors who call the Los Angeles River home, stop by and say hi to Los Angeles State Historic Park. Who knows once the rains come and restore our seasonal wetland, maybe we will be seeing more of this Great Egret. In the mean time, enjoy these photographs.