snowy heron

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snowy heron:

see egretegret
, common name for several species of herons of the Old and New Worlds, belonging to the family Ardeidae. Before they were protected by law the birds were nearly exterminated by hunters seeking their beautiful, white, silky plumage called aigrettes, used in millinery.
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The huge egret in question is "not still or stalking / but fixed in [a] great fruit tree" (10): the verb "fixed" reminds one of Audubon's "dead things" fixed (or crucified) on wooden boards in suspended animation while the difference in size between the bird and the humans recalls Audubon's Snowy Egret or White Heron (plate 242)--the image mentioned by Walcott in section iv--which presents us with an enormous bird and a minuscule man.
Fledge success.--Fledge success was determined for all nests monitored in 2008 (Table 2) and 2009 (Table 3) with the exception of five nests with unknown fates due to visual obstructions; Double-crested Cormorant (N=2), Great Blue Heron (N=2) and Snowy Egret (N=l).
At the weekend, Wirral's twitching community exploded with talk of a Snowy Egret sighting which, if confirmed, would make it only the second time the American bird has been sighted in the UK.
Also shown in the left image is "Snowy Egret," by Ward.
/ Because the snowy egret leaves the marsh forever.
A snowy egret had wandered onto the semidry lake bed, in search of small fish.
She is pure light descending from the sky; a single snowy egret swoops softly down, taking pause in a shallow pool, her body half hidden by the khaki grass rising from the water.
An American snowy egret has turned up in Ayrshire after being blown thousands of miles off course.
-A SNOWY Egret - the first ever to make an Atlantic crossing from America - looks set to brave winter on the west coast of Scotland after taking up residence near the village of Balvicar.
Of these species, Great and Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Black-crowned and Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, White and White-faced Ibis, and Wood Stork were so abundant at our study site to cause concern to farmers in regards to the predation issue.