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Snowy Egrets at the Pond

Snowy Egrets were at the little golf course pond behind the Mark Twain Library here in The Villages, FL yesterday afternoon.  There were a bunch of Great Egrets, a Pied-billed Grebe, many Canada Geese, a flock of Mallard Ducks, a Tri-colored Heron, a Great Blue Heron, and many Double-crested Cormorants at the pond during the same period.  I will share some of those birds in future posts here.

The Snowy Egrets are getting their Winter breeding plumage now.  These birds are very showy in luxurious white feathers, a long black sharply pointed bill, greenish-yellow legs, a yellow spot just below their eyes, and the tell-tale mustard yellow-colored feet.  The Snowy Egrets are truly beautiful smaller egrets!  They live around water (mostly freshwater).   These birds eat fish, tadpoles, aquatic snails, baby alligators, frogs, tender small turtles and crayfish.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "Snowy Egrets at the Pond" (1)

  1. They are so pretty!

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