Wednesday, February 1, 2012
~snowy egret~ #2/50 Checklist of Florida's Birds
A very dainty beautiful species, its nuptial plumage is brilliant white, making it highly conspicuous. Legs are black, the feet bright yellow, or even red in the high-breeding season. The bill is black and appears almost pencil thin, before tapering to a point. The species was almost extirpated in North America, but has made a comeback.