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Old May 23, 2019, 10:03 PM   #1
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Default Snowy Egret in the Arizona Desert?

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Old May 26, 2019, 6:33 PM   #2
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G'day mate

Good grab shot there - gotta be qwik about it, just like the Egret!

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Nicely caught, by both you and the Egret.
Judging by that unmistakable kink in the neck and the yellow bill, I think what you have there is a Great Egret rather than a Snowy which is much smaller and has a black bill.

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Not being a “birder” I appreciate the correction. Have seen many of these in Florida-not quite sure how it ended up in Arizona. In Florida they dine on fish-that’s why I was surprised to see the lizard
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Not being a “birder” I appreciate the correction. Have seen many of these in Florida-not quite sure how it ended up in Arizona. In Florida they dine on fish-that’s why I was surprised to see the lizard
They'll eat anything, I have even seen one catch and eat a rat
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They migrate through my area and will occasionally stop briefly. I’ve seen one catching lizards on a mountainside once, thought it looked very odd since there weren’t any ponds or streams anywhere around.
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Nice catch, I see them in Michigan in summer and Florida in winter
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A good catch of a great egret. The easiest way to identify a snowy egret is by their feet. The snowy egret has bright yellow feet and dark legs. He looks like he is wearing loud yellow socks and you can spot those feet from far away making it easy to identify the snowy from the great white egret.
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