Friday, October 16, 2009

Bird Photography Weekly # 60 Snowy Egret and Camera Critters # 80

The Egrets are elegant birds. Various places I have been birding I have been able to see the Great Egret, Snowy Egret and the Cattle Egret.
Below is a  photo of the Snowy Egret. One distinct difference is the Snowy Egret has yellow feet. See below..now those are yellow feet.

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The next difference for me is the size the Snowy is just about in the middle of the three Egrets..  This one is doing a little dance.




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Pictured below is the Snowy Egret dance and is my entry for Bird Photography Weekly # 60.







The Great Egret has black legs and black feet.



The Great Egret is the largest in size and the Cattle Egret the smallest. For me a tell tale sign of the Cattle is Egret is the beige feathers on its head. Also the Cattle Egret has yellow legs and black feet.






Any way you look at an Egret they are all  beautiful birds. Next time you see an Egret check out the legs and feet.

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52 comments:

Chad said...

Nice, I really like the second pic.

madahmas said...

Great shots! i like that snowy egret. Cool!

Mary said...

I learned something here. I was in Charleston, SC last weekend and knew the Egrets I saw weren't the Great ones I usually see ;-) They were Snowys. Thanks for these photos of feet and legs! LOL!

Tabib said...

Have not seen this Great Egret yet, but the little Egret start appearing here - migrating from the north.
I saw a flight of six flew pass yesterday, and managed to shot a few frame in flight this morning, will post it soon.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I think they are just beautiful birds and your photos make them look even better.

diane said...

Thanks for the tip about their legs and feet. The yellow feet make it look like its got socks on.Great shots of beautiful birds.

Martha (Menagerie) said...

Beautiful shots! :-)

Dimple said...

Interesting post. Egrets are beautiful; i bought a photograph of an egret once, but I never thought about that there might be more than one type. Maybe I will be able to see the legs & feet, I'll have to look.
Thanks for visiting my sky post!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: What a neat show of the Egrets in your area, they are a beautiful bird.

Dale Forbes said...

the snowy is like our little egret - cool birdies indeed!

happy birding
Dale
http://alpinebirds.blogspot.com

storyteller said...

This is a bird I'm familiar with and I love all your photos ... especially the one doing a dance! I've shared a few bird photos from my rainy day walk this weekend ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Joy said...

That second photo looks like he's about to bust a move!

Snap said...

They are elegant birds ... all the herons. There's just something about them that makes me smile.

Paz said...

Beautiful photos. Beautiful sights. Thanks for sharing with us. I like your dog, too.

Oh, and I like your banner, too.

Paz

Melanie D said...

Beautiful pictures, I love the snowy Egret in the second picture! Thanks for stopping by my blog

Mara said...

For the last few years several egrets have found their way to the area I live and stay there during the winter. Every year there are more as well, but I've yet to find out exactly which one: I never get the chance to look at their feet! They are amazing looking though and your photos are great as well.

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

how cool is this to see, love the dancing bird!

wncmountainliving said...

Lived in FL for a number of years and saw these beautiful birds all the time. I love how white they are and especially like the snowy. Wonderful shots.

Oskar said...

The yellow feet look like fancy bird shoes!

BTW, a woozle is a schnauzer beard.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I loved the dancing egret shot. Great capture! I like your collage header as well. Have a great weekend.

Chris Petrak said...

Something about the egrets just captures us - grace, beauty, sinuous lines. Thanks

Carletta's Captures said...

Indeed beautiful birds and your photos of them are wonderful!
I like the first one with his feet in the water - great capture.
Fluffy feathers in the second.
Thanks for the info. I think what I usually see is the Great but I'm going to look more closely next time.

Dhemz said...

well captured! love it....

btw, this is my first time to join this meme....here's mine:

http://www.gregdemcydias.com/2009/10/camera-critters-squirrel.html

Crafty Gardener said...

Fabulous photos of the egret.

Coy said...

Great post! Thanks for pointing out the differences between the egrets.

All are lovely shots and the dancing egret is a real attention grabber!

Thanks so much for all of your comments at Country Captures, I appreciate them very much.

Quilt Works said...

Great series of shots - beautiful egret!

Kathiesbirds said...

Very good lesson in telling the white egrets apart! I always remember the snowy because someone else told me when I was first learning that "the snowy egret has yellow boots on to go out in the snow! Now I never forget that one!

Sue said...

Awesome birds. The snowy one is way cool. I'd love to see one.

Tulip said...

gorgeous white egrets. happy weekend.

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Maria Berg said...

Ok I will look at teh feet next time,

thank you for telling us, Maria Berg

Sue said...

You are blessed to be where such beautiful creatures are. Great photos!

sweet bay said...

I agree, all of the egrets are beautiful birds. The Great Egret is so majestic and the Snowy Egret very elegant, especially with the "golden slippers".

Wren said...

Very nice - you can really see the feet glowing a bright yellow. Great field mark!

Della said...

Thanks for showing these different Egrets.

mick said...

Great photos and descriptions.

jabblog said...

You have to wonder why the Snowy Egret chose such showy boots - they really don't go with the rest of the ensemble! Egrets - wonderful birds and you've captured them beautifully.

lisaschaos said...

What a great Egret! I love your many bird header too. :)

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Beautiful shots of the various egrets, Eileen!

Euroangel said...

i remember catching images of birds the other week..but the ones you got here are simply amazing! thanks for the visit. have a great week too!

Carol said...

Fabulous creatures and photos! I love the orange leading into the yellow of the eye... and the feet seen through the water... great! A joy to see! Carol

Larry Jordan said...

Excellent post on the various egrets Eileen. Of course the Snowy dancing is my favorite. They are all fun to watch, with their stealth movements, as they fish the shallows.

Willard said...

Beautiful shots of the Egrets. I do not do as much bird photography as I would like to, but I certainly enjoy looking at the work of others!

Neil said...

Great series of photos

Carolyn Ford said...

Those are exactly like you say...elegant birds. And...you have captured their beauty perfectly!

Mary said...

These egrets are so pretty and seeing it dance...wonderful!

gwendolen said...

Great comparitive series Eileen. The white herons are all so pretty, especially in breeding plumage.

John said...

Beautiful shots of the egrets!

ramblingwoods said...

I have never seen an egret in person.. what wonderful birds and good tips too... Michelle

Kelly said...

...I love Snowy Egrets! Beautiful shot...

Vickie said...

Love that first image with the yellow feet standing out under the water! Great images.

John said...

Snowy Egrets look so cute with their feathers puffed out.

dAwN said...

hee hee..I love the puffed up shot!