Mornings this time of the year at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge are cool, delightful and early on the subjects can appear to glow from the soft light like this Snowy Egret. The dark green reflections on the water are from rushes and the dark water show cases the snowy white plumage of the egret and accentuates the reddish color of the lores that indicate the egret is in breeding plumage. I suspect that before too long I will be seeing young Snowy Egrets learning how to hunt on their own at the refuge before they all head south later in the year.
Snowy Egrets might not get as many “wows” as the Burrowing Owls I posted yesterday but I feel every bird species is important and all of them have a place in my portfolios. Especially the more common ones.
Life is good.