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.
After a few tries, I got some marginally decent pictures. I also consulted Google and found out that this bird is a Snowy Egret.
The following quotes are from AllAboutBirds.org:
“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 Egrets wade in shallow water to spear fish and other small aquatic animals.”