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There is a large population of white-morph reddish egrets on the coast of extreme south TX, and they are white year round (doesn't mean nonbreeding as indicated below)
Thank you :)
Yeah it can be a bit tricky with the herons/egrets. Nice spotting by the way! :)
Great! that was what i was thinking! I thought it was a Great Egret when i took the photo but the darker bill made me question it. i noticed the Reddish Egret in my field guide, but i just wasn't too sure.
I think this is a white morph Reddish Egret (nonbreeding) which is why it has a darker lore. Actually it is interesting because breeding season should still be going on for Reddish Egrets.It may not be breeding yet. I don't think it is a Little Egret due to it being uncommon and the lighter color extends far on the bill.
Spotted on Jun 13, 2014 Submitted on Jun 16, 2014
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