A Good Day for Egrets

The Common Egret is almost the size of the Great Blue Heron.

The Common Egret is almost the size of the Great Blue Heron.

On most days, when we walk along the bay shore, we see an egret or two.  And most often it is a large impressive common egret.

The smaller snowy egret seems to prefer north bay waters and is less often seen near south bay shores.  But sometimes we get lucky.

Today, one plucky little guy with the dark beak and yellow feet pranced up and down the water’s edge waiting to have his picture taken.

The Snowy Egret is much smaller than the Common Egret.

The Snowy Egret is much smaller than the Common Egret.

As it happens, I had only the small camera with me, but successfully captured some photos in which we can see the difference between the two bright white birds.

Enjoy.

 

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6 thoughts on “A Good Day for Egrets

    • Thanks for the compliment, Millie. I chose photos which highlighted differences, but it doesn’t take much practice to tell at a glance which is which. However, seen from across the bay, it takes practice.

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