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Snowy Egrets

Snowy Egrets are here in The Villages, FL, all year around.  There also are a number of migratory Snowies here during the winter months.  These small egrets fish in the ponds and lakes for smaller fish, frogs, baby alligators, aquatic insects and in the shoreline grasses for small lizards and snakes.

The Snowy Egrets are currently in their long plush breeding plumage.  Snowy Egrets have a black bill, yellowish-green legs and bright yellow feet.  They are very beautiful wading birds!  I am always glad to see the Snowies but they are shy birds and pretty hard to photograph unless one is fairly far away.  By the way, our cold weather (and I have a cold) has kept me at home more this past week than I had planned so these photos are those I had taken earlier in the year.  I hope to get out soon and take a bunch of pictures here at our local lakes.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Snowy Egrets" (1)

  1. “Snowy” is a good name for them. If one came to visit here this time of year it would be impossible to see.

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