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Great Egrets are tall, long-legged wading birds with long, S-curved necks and long, dagger-like bills. In flight, the long neck is tucked in and the legs extend far beyond the tip of the short tail. All feathers on Great Egrets are white. Their bills are yellowish-orange, and the legs black.
Two large birds preening in a snag directly across a large pond from the photography blind. the smaller bird in the lower right corner is a Snowy Egret. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge: http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/inde...