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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.
This one is preening while perched on a stump in Lake Lewisville.
Spotted on Aug 19, 2013
Submitted on Aug 25, 2013