Well, they aren’t plovers of any sort, but I was quite delighted to see the egrets return to our backyard marsh this week. I’ve been in New York, where we have a fair share of variety in our backyard wildlife, but it doesn’t bring the same joy to my heart that the Gloucester backyard birds bring.
This guy seems to be looking right at me, as if daring me to take the picture.
In addition to cardinal red, it’s a sure sign of spring to see a nice bright yellow. Easy to spot.
And also, my friends the egrets feasting in the recently flooded marsh.