Life on a family dairy farm
in the wilds of
Upstate New York
I'm thinking great egret.http://www.hoganphoto.com/wading_birds.htm
Cathy, I think you are right. I need to agonize over the field guides a bit more, because it really looked like a snowy about the head, but it definitely had black feet. I was astonished to see it at all, as they are not exactly common up here.
I love a good bird mystery!OK. There's this from Audubon regarding little blue herons:"However, these birds are white for their first year, associating with other white egrets that feed in open habitats."Scroll half way down the page to get the blue heron images:http://www.jrcompton.com/photos/The_Birds/herons/Herons-v-egrets.html
Cathy, it was definitely very pure white with yellow on the face. It wasn't pure yellow like a great egret. I am wondering if the lighting was such that I just couldn't see the yellow feet, because it really, really looked like a snowy. Wish we got down there more so maybe I could see it again, but then again I hate, hate, hate the city. lol
Yep. One of those situations that if only your trusty camera had been at hand :)
Cathy, very frustrating for sure. It was nice just to see it whichever it was. Neither are exactly everyday birds up here so it was a treat to see it flying so low...
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