Sunday, November 6, 2022,
This is a juvenile Snowy Egret that I manged to get photos of as it was plying, or learning its, trade at the Marine Nature Study Area in Oceanside. Actually, it was probably a bit of both. If you’re new here, click on the pics to see the full versions.
One of the ways I can identify this beautiful Snowy Egret as a juvenile is by its legs. Adult Snowy’s have all black legs and bright yellow feet. The juveniles have yellowish-green legs. My own tongue-in-cheek theory is that the yellow in their legs drains down into the feet as the birds age. Yeah, I know t’s wrong, but it is fun to think of it that way. 🙂 JK
Lovely shots! And the way the weather is going, this may be the only snow we get! I like the way the white is so bright against the blue. Nice job!
Thanks, Michele. As for the white feathers, I had just had this bird bleached. 🙂 JK.
Did you dye the water too? 😉