17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Great Egret hunting in a mitigation wetland

A Great Egret hunts in a small suburban marsh created as part of a mitigation wetland. The wetland was previously a softball field complex, and over the past 10 years has attracted a significant number of avian species now that it has transformed into a fully functioning, seemingly natural wetland.

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Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Corvallis , Oregon, United States of America
Copyright: © Zachary Person