Very similar to the Little Egrets that have been colonising the UK over the last 20 years or so. Young bird-watchers take them for granted but for those of us whose memories stretch back a little further they still look exotic. Snowy Egrets haven't made it here yet.
Well, that's a lovely kind of snow to look upon. What an exquisite being!You get such nice photos out of that camera! Jeez. I know it's not the version with the Leica lens, but that's tack sharp.Might I suggest that you get a circular polarizing lens? They are great for photos on sunlit waters and for sunlight snow-white birds.
John-- The Great Egret and Snowy Egret are pretty common here, but I still love every chance I get to see one. I'm really enjoying watching them get their breeding plumage.CCorax-- So glad you liked this photo. I'm still pretty disappointed with the camera. There's no way to change lenses on this thing.
I'm an idiot! I meant filter, not lens. Bad info from me! A polarizer is actually a filter that screws onto the front of the lens. If the lens allows it, it's a great investment (as long as you're planning on keeping that camera).
It does look like I can add a filter to the front of the lens. I may consider something like that or a new camera.
I don't see that kind of snow up here. Very pretty!
I love its yellow feet. It seems to be wearing bright boots to traipse around the mud flat.
Dave-- I'm surprised! I thought for sure you'd see Snowy's in Alaska. EasyDiverChris-- Yes, those yellow feet really stand out, don't they!
I am always amazed that Snowy's seem to be in every state--except maybe Alaska. Such lovely birds.
Arkansas Patti-- We love watching them and are really looking forward to seeing their stunning breeding plumage. Yay spring!