Snowy Egrets

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The snowy egret (egretta thula) is an inhabitant of shallow freshwater and saltwater wetlands from the upper United States down through Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South Amerca to Chile and Argentina. Not found in the mountains. It is more common along the coasts on mud flats and beaches, preferring brackish or marine habitats over freshwater, but is found inland in shallow marshes, ponds, and wet agricultural fields.

It is an all white bird with black legs and bill, and a patch of yellow skin at the base of the bill. Its most distinguishing feature is its yellow feet which get brighter during the breeding season. The immature bird has duller, greenish legs.

Snowy With Eggs

A snowy egret adjusts its position over its eggs at a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida.

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At Attention

A snowy egret struts its finest at a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida.

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Snowy Egret Dance

A snowy egret dances for attention at a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida.

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Bow To The Urge

A snowy egret begins a display at a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida.

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Snowy Egret Portrait

A snowy egret poses for its picture in a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida.

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Snowy Egret

A Snowy egret searches for a mate in a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida.

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Wind Swept Feathers

On a warm, blustery summers day, a wind blown snowy egret watches for signs of bait fish running in the shallows of a stream that leads into Bishops Harbor in Manatee County near Rubonia, Florida.

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That's A Puzzler

Photography

Description

On a warm July summers day in Manatee County, Florida, a snowy egret scratches its head as it stands on a dead tree limb in a salt marsh beside Bishops Harbor Road in Rubonia.

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Preening Snowy

On a warm July summers day in Manatee County, Florida, a snowy egret preens itself on a dead tree limb in a salt marsh beside Bishops Harbor Road in Rubonia.

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Yellow Feet 2

On a warm July summers day in Hillsborough County, Florida, a snowy egret wades in the waters beside the Cockroach Bay boat ramp in Ruskin hoping for a meal.

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Snowy Landing

On a warm July summers day in Manatee County, Florida, a snowy egret readies for a landing on a limb in a salt marsh beside Bishops Harbor Road in Rubonia.

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Snowy Day

On a warm July summers day in Manatee County, Florida, a snowy egret flies across an opening in a salt marsh beside Bishops Harbor Road in Rubonia.

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