Snowy Egrets are beautiful white birds. They are about the same
size as Little Blue Herons
This Snowy Egret flew in at the end of the day and found a Moorhen in
the way. There was a fleetingly brief moment of commotion as they
squawked at one another with raised feathers. The egret, with its
neck stretched and its feathers in full fluff around its face reminded
me of an angry cat with its back arched and fur on end.
It didn't take long for the Snowy Egret to get the
to go away.
Finally the egret lowered its hairs, I mean feathers, and spent the
remainder of the rapidly darkening evening poking around beneath the
, staring intently through it seeking one more snack
Speaking of snacks, this other Snowy Egret is eating a blue
Have a look at my first Snowy Egret page
and enjoy the rest of my site
while you wait for me to find out what else these birds do and share it
Snowy Egrets are one of my favorite birds. They're very fast, and
extremely acrobatic; just when you're about to click they turn abruptly
in the air and zag the other way. Those bright feet look like they took
a walk through the paint tray when the yellow lines were being painted
on a road, don't they?
I don't generally fiddle much with my pictures, but I took the liberty
of fuzzing out the background of this landing Snowy Egret.
The little chicks are adorable fuzzballs. I haven't had the opportunity
to watch them grow up yet, so we'll have to jump from tiny chick to
young fledgling, but I'll get them one day so do check back.