Snowy Egret cleaning its plumage along the shoreline at Sebastian Inlet State Park.
In the tidal pool along and around boulders at Sebastian Inlet snowy egrets congregate along with other salt waterfowl for an easy meal.
"Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet. Those feet seem to play a role in stirring up or herding small aquatic animals as the egret forages. Breeding Snowy Egrets grow filmy, curving plumes that once fetched astronomical prices in the fashion industry, endangering the species. Early conservationists rallied to protect egrets by the early twentieth century, and this species is once again a common sight in shallow coastal wetlands." https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Snowy_Egret/id
July 22nd, 2015
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