Snowy Egret

There are two white egrets that are commonly seen along the Carolina coast, the Great Egret and the Snowy Egret. Of the two the Snowy is the smaller. Immature Little Blue Herons are frequently mistaken for Snowies. The trick is to check for bill and leg color. Below are a few images of a Snowy Egret hunting along a shoal near Beaufort, North Carolina.

A Snowy Egret hunts along the North Carolina coast.

Snowy Egrets are a common bird around the Carolina coast.

A Snowy Egret in the Rachel Carson Estuarine Reserve.

Snowy Egrets are easily distinguished from immature Little Blue Herons by looking at thier legs and bills.

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