Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret
Photo credit: Jimmy Jackson
-Egretta thulas-

Very active feeder in shallow water. Present in Texas
during March through October. Breeds on coastal
islands March through August. Slender black bill and
black legs with bright yellow feet separate the slim
and dainty Snowy Egrets from the other white herons.
Long plumes curve gracefully upward from the head
neck and back during breeding plumage. Performs
spectacular aerial displays in courtship.

Length – 24 inches
Wingspan – 41 inches