Thursday, February 19, 2009

Snowy Egret at Lake Seminole Park

These are photos of a Snowy Egret at Lake Seminole Park, taken October 28, 2008.
This is a juvenile Snowy Egret, notice the legs.
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5 comments:

Darla said...

That's a stand out white!

Craig Glenn said...

Hi Leedra, great photo.

I get so confused trying to learn these egrets/herons. Just when I think I am getting close something is different. See my snowy egret post if you have time. I called it a snowy and then Hap set me straight wound up being a great egret, not to be mistaken i learned with the great white heron... lol

anyway, my confusion. this guy has yellow legs, I thought snowy's had black legs and yellow feet?

Craig

Leedra said...

These legs are black on the front. That is why I use several reference books instead of one. Helps to see different photos of the same bird. The beak is the real one to look at when checking if a Snowy or a Great.

George said...

You got a couple of great pictures, Leedra. I hope you're enjoying your stay at the beach.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gee---wonder how those skinny legs hold them up????? Great pictures, Leedra. It still amazes me how you know these birds--one from the other!!!

Have fun in the sun!!! It's cold here today--in the low 30's... We had a horrible hail storm yesterday. See what you are missing???? ha
Hugs,
Betsy

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