BIRDS OF A FEATHER, RIGHT?

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Coloration, common names and obscure controversies aside, it doesn't exactly take an ornithologist to see the similarities between the great egret and great blue heron. Indeed, their close relationship is usually reflected in their scientific names. Both are widely accepted as belonging to the genus Ardea. But maybe you are on the fence. With both hanging around Mill Creek, you can do your own side-by-side field study.

Coloration, common names and obscure controversies aside, it doesn't exactly take an ornithologist to see the similarities between the great egret and great blue heron. Indeed, their close relationship is usually reflected in their scientific names. Both are widely accepted as belonging to the genus Ardea. But maybe you are on the fence. With both hanging around Mill Creek, you can do your own side-by-side field study.

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