Snowy Egret
Egretta thula

The snowy egret, Egretta thula , is seen from my yard as it flies over on its way from pond to pond.  There is often a snowy egret fishing in the duck pond at a nearby college.

snowy egret, 
Egretta thulaThis picture was taken at an ecological reserve wet land not too far distant from home. It is easy to get close to them there.  Notice that the snowy egret has a black bill and yellow feet, which easily distinguish it from the common egret.

snowy egret, Egretta thulaFrom my yard, by the time I see an egret coming over and get the camera pointed, the egret is already almost out of range.

snowy egret, Egretta thulaIn a creek, not far from my home, this snowy egret is showing some of the plumes for which his species was hunted to near extinction.

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