Snowy Egret in Riverside

Not being a bird expert, I had no idea what kind of bright white bird flew over my truck a few days ago. After realizing it was hanging around a local storm basin that I drive past almost every day, I decided to try to get some pictures.

Snowy Egret in Riverside

After a few tries, I got some marginally decent pictures. I also consulted Google and found out that this bird is a Snowy Egret.

Snowy Egret in Riverside

The following quotes are from AllAboutBirds.org:

Snowy Egret in Riverside

“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.”

Snowy Egret in Riverside

“Snowy Egrets wade in shallow water to spear fish and other small aquatic animals.”

Snowy Egret in Riverside

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