Great Egrets at Radnor Lake State Natural Area (August 26th, 2016)

Great Egret Pix by S.Ward Aug. 25th, 2016

Over the past week, park rangers have been conducted spotting scope programs for park visitors along Otter Creek Road due to the arrival of two Great Egrets.  These shallow wading birds are only seen at Radnor Lake 1-2 times a year. Much like the bald eagle sightings on the lake, these unique wildlife opportunities only 6 miles from the state capitol highlight the importance of protecting natural areas such as Radnor Lake which provides wildlife viewing opportunities for 1+million visitors annually.

 
The park ranger staff will be setting up spotting scopes for park visitors to highlight these birds visiting the natural area until their departure.  Enjoy the pix!  

Great Egret Pix by Ranger Paul Schauer Roosting on Otter Creek Road Aug. 24th, 2016

Great Egret Pix by Ranger Paul Schauer Roosting on Otter Creek Road Aug. 24th, 2016

Great Egret Pix by S.Ward Aug. 25th, 2016

Great Egret Pix by S.Ward Aug. 25th, 2016

Great Egret Pix by S.Ward Aug. 25th, 2016

Great Egret Pix by S.Ward Aug. 25th, 2016

Great Egret Pix by S.Ward Aug. 25th, 2016

Great Egret Pix by S.Ward Aug. 25th, 2016

Great Egret Pix by S.Ward Aug. 25th, 2016

Great Egret Pix by S.Ward Aug. 25th, 2016

Great Egret Pix by S.Ward Aug. 25th, 2016

Great Egret Pix by S.Ward Aug. 25th, 2016

Great Egret Pix by S.Ward Aug. 25th, 2016

Great Egret Pix by S.Ward Aug. 25th, 2016

Great Egret Pix by S.Ward Aug. 25th, 2016

Great Egret Pix by S.Ward Aug. 25th, 2016