Saturday, February 5, 2011

great egret
Ardea alba

Often great egrets look much like snowy egrets (Egretta thula), especially from a distance and in photographs when the sense of size is misleading. For a really nice little table on how to tell the two birds apart and additional photos from this same area of what I prefer to call Pacific Grove Shoreline Park, check out Bread on the Water.

4 comments:

texwisgirl said...

I do love these birds. Stately and regal one instant and hunched over and curmudgeony the next. :)

Jeannette said...

Did you find the big round stone?

Nature ID (Katie) said...

Jeannette, I did find a perfectly round rock a little past Lover's Point, but it wasn't lodged like yours was.

Brad said...

Thanks for that link. They are always cool birds to see while hiking.