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  • Great Egret

    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. Vasona Park, California

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    Vasona Park, California

  • Great Egret

    All feathers on Great Egrets are white. Their bills are yellowish-orange, and the legs black. Moss Landing, California

  • Great Egret

    San Jose, California

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    Sunnyvale, California

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    Vasona Park, California

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  • Great Egret

    Shoreline, California

  • Great Egret

    Shoreline, California

  • Great Egret

    Vasona Park, California

  • Great Egret

    Shoreline, California

  • Great Egret

    Shoreline, California

  • Great Egret

    Shoreline, California

  • Reddish Egret

    A medium to large heron of shallow salt water, the Reddish Egret comes in a dark and a white form. It is a very active forager, often seen running, jumping, and spinning in its pursuit of fish. Florida

  • Reddish Egret

    Florida

  • Snowy Egret

    Adult Snowy Egrets are all white with a black bill, black legs, and yellow feet. They have a patch of yellow skin at the base of the bill. Immature Snowy Egrets have duller, greenish legs. Vasona Park, California

  • Snowy Egret

    These birds nest in Palo Alto every year, coming back to the same trees. Baylands, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Breeding Snowy Egrets grow filmy, curving plumes. Baylands, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Baylands, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Baylands, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Baylands, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Baylands, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Baylands, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Baylands, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Shoreline, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Shoreline, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Shoreline, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Shoreline, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Shoreline, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Shoreline, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Shoreline, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Shoreline, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Shoreline, California

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    Baylands, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Santa Cruz, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Santa Cruz, California

  • Snowy Egret

    Santa Cruz, California

  • Cattle Egret

    Adult Cattle Egrets are all white with a yellow bill and legs. In breeding plumage they have golden plumes on their head, chest, and back. Juveniles have dark legs and bill. Hawaii

  • Cattle Egret

    The short, thick-necked Cattle Egret spends most of its time in fields rather than streams. It forages at the feet of grazing cattle, head bobbing with each step, or rides on their backs to pick at ticks. Originally from Africa, it found its way to North America in 1953 and quickly spread across the continent. Merced National Wildlife Refuge