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An egret in the muddy waters after recent rain in Hart Park.

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An egret on the hunt Tuesday in Hart Park.

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An egret reflected in the water at Hart Park.

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A great blue heron in motion in Hart Park on a cloudy Tuesday morning.

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A Canadian goose up close Tuesday in Hart Park.

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A Canadian goose flies overhead Tuesday at Hart Park.

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A great blue heron strolls across the street Tuesday in Hart Park.

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A great blue heron in the Hart Park treetops.

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A colorful duck paddles through the pond at Hart Park.

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A Canadian goose does a fly by at Hart Park giving a full view of his wide wingspan.

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These three geese keep Hart Park visitors on their toes by making plenty of noise.

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An American White Pelican paddles behind a common coot in Hart Park.

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A red tail hawk and two ravens take to the sky Monday in the Kern River Valley area.

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A red tail hawk and two ravens take to the skies together in the Kern River Valley Monday.

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A butterfly lands on a fruit tree in Bodfish on a spring-like day Monday.

You may not always find time for encounters with nature. So take a break from your day and enjoy these images by Californian photographer Casey Christie.