This brilliant white bird is wading in the shallows looking for food.
At a glance, that could be a tiny twig or a dangling bit of vegetation
in its mouth, but look more carefully - it's a
They are incredibly graceful birds in the air, yet they can turn on a
dime and duck out of your picture as you take it.
Sometimes they perch conveniently on something nearby, like this rail,
and pause briefly while we admire them. Mostly though, I see them
wading in the wetlands like this one standing in the
Here is a slightly larger, if not too much better, view. This
Snowy Egret is eating a damselfly.
Snowy Egrets have bright yellow feet, and legs that are mostly black with a
yellow stripe up the back. They also have a bit of yellow where
their beak meets their eyes; the remainder of their beak is black.
Like a turtle
, they can pull their head in as this white puffball of a
bird has, or extend it in a lightning fast plunge into the water to grab
Come see my newer photographs on
Snowy Egrets Page Two
; I found eggs!