Sometimes there are no words to describe the unimaginable. But the Snowy Egret is a delicate, graceful, breathtaking and stunning bird. It’s much like a lady in a white dress (Marilyn Monroe?)
Family: Herons, Egrets, Bitterns
Interesting facts about the Snowy Egret:
- Almost wiped out in the 1800s by plume hunters.
- With protection, populations recovered, expanding and increasing.
- Nests in colonies in trees, shrubs, mangroves, sometime on or near the ground in marshes.
- Sometimes forages in dry fields and shallow waters.
- It stands still waiting for prey to approach.
- Last young to hatch may starve.