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Snowy Egrets Have Migrated Back To Northern Utah

2018-04-14T04:58:51+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Davis County, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Snowy Egrets, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When I lived in Florida I saw Snowy Egrets year round and that kind of spoiled me but here in Utah they leave for the winter and come back to the marshes and wetlands surrounding the Great Salt Lake for their breeding season.

Great Egret – Snowy Egret Size and Appearance Comparison

2018-02-01T06:47:27+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Birds, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park, Great Egrets, Pinellas County, Snowy Egrets|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are some other differences between Great and Snowy Egrets in appearance of course but I think the comparisons I have written about are the most helpful for me in the field for identification and may be for other people too.

What To Do When A Snowy Egret Flyby Is Too Close – Keep Firing

2018-01-17T05:49:59+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Snowy Egrets, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

So what did I do? I kept firing as the Snowy Egret flew past me keeping my focus on the eye of the bird and that is when I took this photograph of the egret in flight.

Wading Birds At Bear River MBR Yesterday

2017-09-11T05:08:56+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Black-crowned Night Herons, Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had fun photographing the juvenile Great Blue Heron, juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron and the adult Snowy Egret yesterday at Bear River MBR. I especially loved the clearer skies.