|Snowy egret (Egretta thula), showing slender black bill and yellow lores (area between the bill and eyes on each |
side of the head) characteristic of this species. The lores will briefly turn red at the height of the breeding season.
|Showing the once-coveted breeding plumes, as well as characteristic yellow feet. |
The similar but considerably larger great egret (Ardea alba) has a yellow bill and black feet.
Always look for the snowy's yellow shoes!
|Another look at the lovely breeding plumage (though this photo was taken in September, toward |
the end of the breeding season).