Thursday, June 25, 2009

great and snowy egrets ~ 06/25/09 ~ Morro Strand Beach


great egret
Ardea alba

snowy egret
Egretta thula

It was unexpected to see the 2 types of "egrets" side-by-side hunting in the water in such numbers. If I didn't know better, I would have thought the larger ones were the adults and the smaller ones were its young. Love the yellow feet of the snowy egret.

2 comments:

NatureStop said...

Nice images.

Nature ID said...

Thanks for your comments!