Egretta thula Photo Fiona Sunquist ©
The snowy egret is a small, white egret with black legs and bill, and yellow feet. During the breeding season the adults grow long, lacey plumes on their head, neck and back; and the area in front of eyes changes from yellow to red.
Snowy egrets are common in Florida, where they forage in shallow water, searching for small fish and crustaceans. It is not uncommon to see snowy egrets foraging in large groups.
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