Snowy Egret with muddy legs

Snowy Egret with muddy legsSnowy Egret with muddy legs – Nikon D200, f6.3, 1/3200, ISO 800, Nikkor 200-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

I posted a Snowy Egret that I photographed in Florida six days ago so today I wanted to share an image of a Snowy Egret in Utah. I was at Farmington Bay Wildlife Management Area in September of 2011 when there were lots of Snowy Egrets, White-faced Ibis, Forster’s Terns and Ring-billed Gulls actively feeding that day in one of the units. There must have been at least 15 Snowy Egrets and their young in the area feeding along the shore which was quite muddy. This adult had very muddy legs and that covered up its “Golden Slippers”.


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. Funny title, like me when I was a kid. :)

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  3. Gorgeous – and I love the light highlighting the flight feathers. Megathanks.

  4. In Florida we called their legs Snowshoes

  5. That’s a beautiful shot, Mia!

  6. Great Photo Mia..lok the wing edge detail

  7. I’m always in awe of your inflight shots and this one is another beauty.

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