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Snowy egret

Egretta thula

Description:

The Snowy egret is a small white heron that have a black bill and legs with yellow feet. Here is a video showing some of the Snowy egrets foraging behaviors:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M11ot5gU9l8&feature=youtu.be

Habitat:

Spotted foraging in tide pools next to an abandoned pier.

Notes:

The snowy egret eats mostly aquatic animals, including fish, frogs, worms, crustaceans, and insects. It often uses its bright yellow feet to paddle in the water or probe in the mud, rounding up prey before striking with its bill. Snowy egrets feed while standing, walking, running, or hopping, and they may vibrate their bills, sway their heads, or flick their wings as part of prey gathering. They even forage while hovering. Snowy egrets forage in saltmarsh pools, tidal channels, tidal flats, freshwater marshes, swamps, ocean inlets, and lake edges, usually preferring brackish or marine habitats with shallow water. Other foraging water birds often assemble around them to form mixed-species foraging groups.(Wikipedia)

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Alabama, USA

Lat: 30.23, Long: -88.02

Spotted on Jan 21, 2019
Submitted on Jan 29, 2019

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