Snowy Egrets are medium-sized heron that have white plumage, a slim black bill, long black legs, and vivid yellow feet. They stands about two feet tall, weigh just under one pound, and have a three-foot wingspan. Males are slightly larger than females. During the breeding season, adults are adorned with long, delicate plumes on their heads, necks, and backs; their yellow feet and lores (the bare skin between the eyes and bill) become redder.
Prefers large sloughs or marshes, sometimes edges of ponds or lakes. These Snowy Egret eat fish, crustaceans, insects, frogs, lizards, snakes, rodents, snails, and worms.
This bird was photographed during the time these birds were in breeding plumage and color.