Mute Swan Near Piling
This swan is found in the northeastern United States. It was introduced from Europe. It is commonly seen on ponds found in city parks, and sometimes in the wild.
Formerly known as the "American Egret" "Common Egret" "White Egret" and several other names. Its official name in North American is now Great Egret.
In Breeding Plumage
Due to insecticides retained in it's main diet of fish, the substance is retained in their bodies. This has caused their eggs to be thin shelled and easily broken. Some breeding colonies fail to produce a single young bird. Subsequently they have ceased to nest in parts of their former range.
Red- Headed Woodpecker
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