A few day back Jeanette thought she saw a Great Egret fly in to the willows of Glen Creek that runs between the golf course and a field next door, but in trying for a second look she could not find it. We finally concluded that it was just some of the fluttering white plastic pieces the famer uses to keep the Canada Geese out of his grass fields. But yesterday while birding in the rain by myself I spotted it and after some hide and seek with the willows I got this photo. The Great Egret despite its size is a very stealthful stalker as its sneaks-up on its prey be it field or stream. Its ability to stand dead cold still also allows it to blend into the scenery despite its bright white color. They can be seen here in the Willamette Valley year a round, but are especially prevalent in the winter.