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Reddish Egret at Malibu Lagoon

August 7, 2020

A Reddish Egret was reported at Malibu Lagoon yesterday morning (Thursday) and this morning. They’re not terrifically common in California, less so in Los Angeles County, and even less so at Malibu Lagoon. In 40+ years of birding at the lagoon, I’ve never seen one there. So if you’re in the area, stop by and watch this bird dance as it hunts for prey. It was in the main lagoon this morning and no one has said whether it’s a white phase or reddish phase.

This was announced on LACOBirds.  https://groups.io/g/LACoBirds

[Chuck Almdale]

Later added: Two photos each from Monica Minden and Chris Tosdevin, taken 8/8/20.

We start with a quiz photo. Which bird is the Reddish Egret? What are the others?

A family portrait (Monica Minden 8/8/20)

 

Eyeball to eyeball with the Reddish Egret at Malibu Lagoon
(Chris Tosdevin 8-8-20)

 

Reddish Egret at Malibu Lagoon (Chris Tosdevin 8-8-20)

 

Reddish Egret (Monica Minden 8/8/20)

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