Text and photos by Gerry Traucht
“Once almost hunted into extinction for the value of their feathers – an ounce of feathers surpassed the value of an ounce of gold – these birds were saved by the landmark Migratory Bird Treaty Act passed in 1918. In celebration of the MBTA centenary, 2018 has been named the Year of the Bird.”
By June the colony is noisy and full of life. But the tree is not as healthy as its inhabitants.
Gerry Traucht lives in Berkeley, photographer of animals and birds. See his
Instagram for current updates on the Alameda Egret Tree.
Visit www.gerrytraucht.com for his exhibit the Egrets In Our Midst