The feature image is a Snowy Egret seen at the pond at Ed White Park in Jacksonville, Florida.
We just had birds beginning with the letter “E” for Bird Weekly on March 5, 2021. Please check out more Egret photos and information here. Plus a few other “E” birds! The Snowy Egret was one of the most hunted birds in the late 1800’s for their elegant feathers to adorn the most fashionable ladies hats. In 1886 their plumes were valued at $32 per ounce, which was twice the price of gold at the time. The Snowy Egret along with other birds were driven to near extinction. In the early part of the twentieth century, conservation reform helped stopped the killing of these birds. They are now thriving after decades of protection laws.
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 helped protect many migratory birds and has been amended many times since its inception.
This is my first time participating in April Blogging from A-Z Challenge. As a birder and photographer, I will be sharing a new bird with you every day. I host a weekly photo challenge called Bird Weekly and would love for you to stop by anytime. Join in if that is your thing too.