A great egret careens above the Bolinas Lagoon, intent on landing in the crown of a thick pine grove. Extending its long, spindly legs, it flaps and squawks while groping for purchase in the branches. Neighboring egrets raise a ruckus, and the new arrival clambers onto its nest, where three rapacious chicks await.
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