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Snowy Egret

Egretta thula


Mid-sized, all white with dark legs and yellow feet. Their yellow feet look like they're wearing yellow snow boots! Snowy egrets also have a characteristic foraging behavior: they swoosh their foot around in the water and then check to see if anything moves.


Snowy egrets are typically found in marshes, although they do like beaches and man-made waterways.


These were observed on Matagorda Island, which is managed by the Aransas NWR.

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AshleyT 8 years ago

I didn't want to put management areas and wildlife refuges in the title because that would have made it too long, so I understand how it can be confusing! And yes, you can include however many you want! Especially from Aransas, I am really hoping to make it down there one day and would love to know everything you have seen there :)

sunswimer02 8 years ago

Ahh I get it. Ok. In it goes then, do you mind if I put a bunch more in? Most of the pics I've taken in the past 2-3 years are from Aransas.

AshleyT 8 years ago

The state parks mission is my mission, and the description says that wildlife refuges and management areas can be included in the mission :)

sunswimer02 8 years ago

Ashey, these were not spotted in a state park. They're within the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, which is why I put them in that wildlife refuge mission. I tried looking for a mission that fit Refuges in TX, but I didnt find one. I've been trying to convince ANWR to create our own mission, but we haven't done it yet. I'll take it out of the mission, but I'm not going to put it in the state parks mission.

AshleyT 8 years ago

Hi sunswimmer02, your spotting doesn't fit in the range of the mission you have it in. This mission would be more appropriate, If you could please remove it from the one it is in, and add to this one if you want to. Thanks!

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 18, 2012
Submitted on Feb 18, 2013

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