Snowy Egret

My First Bike Ride at LAWD

April 2, 2021 - A half dozen Snowy Egrets, a few Little Blue Herons, and a pair of Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs.... A few of the Snowy Egrets were in breeding plumage, with red lores and lacy feathers.... Read more

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Summer Day at LAWD

June 24, 2018 -  Dozens of Snowy Egrets, a few Great Blue Herons, and a half dozen Osprey spent the morning flying low and grabbing fish.... Read more

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Gatorland in Early April

April 23, 2016 -  All the species were there: Great Egrets, Tricolored Herons, Snowy Egrets, Little Blue Herons, Anhingas, Double-Crested Cormorants, and Cattle Egrets.... The Snowy Egrets were mostly on eggs, some with small chicks....  I saw only this one Snowy Egret in full breeding colors.... Read more

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Birds That Are Not Purple

February 6, 2015 -  This Snowy Egret was hanging out on the rocks, showing off his lacy feathers that are part of his emerging breeding plumage.... Read more

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Spring Morning at Orlando Wetlands Park

April 8, 2014 -  We saw Great Egrets with green lores, a Tricolored Heron with a nice white plume, Snowy Egrets with lacy plumes and red lores, and this Glossy Ibis with his blue face.... Our best birds of the morning were the Snowy Egrets, who put on a good show for us....  The…... Read more

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Fort De Soto with My Dad

June 24, 2013 - Snowy Egrets are common birds in Florida, but this one was so pretty against the ocean waves.... The Snowy Egrets on the pier are such lazy birds.... Read more

Gorgeous Birds at Gatorland

April 17, 2013 - My last Gatorland post focused on the Snowy Egret that I saw hatch, but I saw lots of other birds last Saturday morning also.... Snowy Egrets were in all stages of breeding....  Already bigger than the adult Snowy Egrets, the Great Egrets are some of the slowest to mature.... Read more

Tiny Miracles at the Gatorland Rookery

April 13, 2013 - Early on in the morning, I noticed the cute pair of Snowy Egret babies that would peek out when their mom stood up....  Alligators around her were doing their mating calls, the Great Egret chicks above her were begging for food, and the Snowy Egret teenagers right next to her…... Read more

Tiny Dancer

November 1, 2012 -  But when we came across this stretch of water with lots of fishing Snowy Egrets, it was impossible to pass them by.... Read more

Snowy Shadows

October 17, 2012 - This Snowy Egret was fishing in the warm afternoon light on Saturday evening at Circle B.... Read more

A Morning at the Farm

May 15, 2012 - It's prime nesting season at the rookery now.  The Great Egret chicks are pretty big.  Tiny Tricolored Herons and Snowy Egrets are beginning to hatch.  There are more Roseate Spoonbill nests than ever before.  Everywhere you look, there are birds!... Read more

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Fishing Snowies

January 26, 2012 - When I took yesterday's picture of the Lesser Scaup, a Snowy Egret was fishing down at the pond.  He was fun to watch as he hopped around and fished for his dinner.  With each hop, he made his way closer to me, until he was almost full frame.  Then he…... Read more


Awesome Morning with the Baby Limpkins at CBBR

September 18, 2011 - Snowy Egret I was a little surprised not to see any Pied-Billed Grebes when I was at CBBR yesterday.  Today there were at least seven out on Wading Bird Way, and I saw several more later on the Heron Hideout trail.  I caught one of the grebes as he got…... Read more

Birds and Babies Everywhere at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

May 31, 2011 - Tricolored Heron chicks There is one Great Egret nest in the big oak tree, right at eye level with a not-too-cluttered background.  The babies had just woken up when I noticed them, then Dad flew in with breakfast.  Oh boy!  They wiggled just as hard as they could with excitement. …... Read more

Incredible Morning at the Alligator Farm Rookery

May 14, 2011 - Augustine Alligator Farm's bird rookery.  It's right at peak season and the rookery, and the activity is awesome!  Some Great Egrets are still building nests, others have tiny babies, and still more have fledglings who know how to leave the nest but still haven't figured out how to feed themselves. …... Read more

St. Augustine Alligator Farm…A Preview of Coming Distractions!

May 13, 2011 - Augustine Alligator Farm photographing the baby birds at the rookery.  There are chicks of all kinds now, and the rookery is bursting with activity.  The baby birds are not altogether unlike humans.  For example, these two Snowy Egret chicks clearly weren't seeing eye-to-eye on who should get to eat breakfast…... Read more

Mothers and Babies at the Circle B Bar Reserve

May 8, 2011 - Happy Mother's Day!  Dyeyo and I spent a few hours at the Circle B Bar Reserve this morning before going to spend some time with my mom.  It seemed appropriate that we saw a bunch of baby birds with their moms today.  We hiked the Alligator Alley loop this morning,…... Read more

Let’s Go Build a Nest! (Polk Rookery)

March 20, 2011 - Augustine Alligator Farm Rookery, this one is totally wild.  There were hundreds of birds there, most of them sporting their breeding plumages.  We saw Great Egrets, Wood Storks, Roseate Spoonbills, Black-Crowned Night Herons, White Ibises, Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets, Tricolored Herons, Little Blue Herons, Brown Pelicans, Double-Crested Cormorants, Anhingas,…... Read more

Sunset Bobcat at the Circle B Bar Reserve

March 11, 2011 - This Snowy Egret's breeding plumes were tossed around in the wind quite a bit, making him look like he was having a very bad hair day.  I liked how the white feathers contrasted with the dark blue of the water.  I had to apply some exposure compensation to keep the…... Read more

Finally! I Photographed a Painted Bunting at the Circle B Bar Reserve!

February 13, 2011 - This Snowy Egret already has his breeding feathers, the long lacey tendrils on his head and back.... Snowy Egret, Breeding Plumage Just before "The Bend," I found a Red-Shouldered Hawk's nest last time I went to Circle B.... Yellowthroat, Common Grackle, Common Moorhen, Double-crested Cormorant, Eastern Meadowlark, Eastern Phoebe, Fish…... Read more

The Bird Paparazzi Grows at Circle B Bar Reserve

January 22, 2011 - This HDR image is one of my favorite places along Alligator Alley, where I had fun taking pictures of Snowy Egrets fishing this summer.... Snowy Egret Fishing Hole I spotted an Osprey in a tree above my head.... Great Blue Heron in Breeding Plumage A Snowy Egret couldn't be outdone…... Read more

Lots of Green Herons at the Circle B Bar Reserve this Morning

July 25, 2010 - The Osprey jumped every time the Black Vulture moved.  Here I caught him in a rather undignified pose: Skittish Osprey We spent a few minutes watching the egrets and herons at the edge of Lake Hancock.  Those birds are so much more skittish than the birds on Marsh Rabbit Run. …... Read more

Another beautiful morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

July 18, 2010 - I went out on the little boardwalk over the lake and saw an Osprey fishing for his breakfast.  I got a fun silhouette shot with fish in claw, but I think this was my best Osprey shot of the morning: Osprey I had fun watching the Snowy Egrets as they…... Read more

Baby Roseate Spoonbills at the Alligator Farm

June 11, 2010 - Tricolored Heron Fledgling We saw a Snowy Egret nest with eggs, so the hatching isn't quite over.  This nest had tiny babies, who were happy to eat the fish that their mother offered them for breakfast.... Snowy Egret nest There were Wood Stork nests all over.  The babies are pretty…... Read more

Spoonbills and baby birds at St. Augustine Rookery

May 8, 2010 - Roseate spoonbill pair There was a set of trees with several tri-colored heron nests and several snowy egret nests.  We spent a good portion of the morning going back and forth between the nests there, taking pictures of the babies while the mothers stood up briefly.  (Of course, I'd often…... Read more

Baby Birds at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Bird Rookery

May 1, 2009 - Bird Nests and Photographers (Look at those Lenses!!) Great Egret Mommy and Babies Little Great Egrets Great Egret Feeding Baby Great Egret Babies Great Egret Babies Tricolored Heron on Nest Snowy Egret Wood Storks Cattle Egret There were some other birds at the zoo as well, much more colorful, but…... Read more