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 Snowy Egret with muddy legs that were so dirty it covered up its “Golden Slippers”.

Mia

8 Comments

  1. Jane Chesebrough October 14, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Funny title, like me when I was a kid. 🙂

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  3. Elephant's Child October 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm

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

  4. Jeannie October 12, 2013 at 11:10 am

    In Florida we called their legs Snowshoes

  5. Montanagirl October 12, 2013 at 10:25 am

    That’s a beautiful shot, Mia!

  6. Stu October 12, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Great Photo Mia..lok the wing edge detail

  7. Kim October 12, 2013 at 7:07 am

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

  8. Bob Bushell October 12, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Beautiful shot Mia.

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