I Don't Think He Liked Me

Discussion in 'Birds' started by HarryB, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hi You'll,

    I ran into this Snowy Egret recebtly

    First he looked at me
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    then he tried another angle
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    then he responded to my presence
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  2. Hi Harry, thanks for sharing your images. I have a question that at one time I knew the answer for but have forgotten over the years. There is a diffence between a snowy egret and a great egret (other than size) and it has to do with the color of their legs and feet. Isn't this a great egret?
     
  3. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Confused egret..

    Yellow on the back of the legs...black in the front. Yellow feet like a snowy.

    Do you guys have a nuclear plants down there?
     
  4. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    The Great Egret has a yellow bill and black feet and legs. Its body length is 37-43 inches with a wing span of 55 inches

    The Snowy Egret has a lond slender black bill and blck legs with bright yellow feet. Its body length is 22-27 inches and it has a wing span of 38-45 inches. This guy was definitely a Snowy Egret

    Here's a Great Egret
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  5. Thanks Harry you have straightened out my thinking. I knew there was a difference in the color of legs, feet and bill but couldn't for the life of me remember what it was.
     
  6. Great series

    Well exposed and what a beautiful bird Harry
     
  7. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Great shots for sure Harry. Please save some for us.... :lol:

    Was this at Viero?

    Frank
     
  8. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Re: Great series

    Thanks Mike. I'll intoduce you to him when you come down to Viera.
     
  9. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hey Frank,

    Yep, this was shot at the Viera Wetlands. They are only a 15 minute drive from my house. I'm an early riser ans Linda's a late riser so in the mornings I drive down for a couple of hours between 7 and 9 and get some shooting in. I then get home in time to have breakfast with Linda.
     
  10. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Harry, sounds like a tough life.... :lol:

    I should have it so good.... :D :D

    See you in a few days.

    Frank
     
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