Snowy egrets feeding in the shallow areas of ponds and marshes, snowy egrets use one foot to stir up the bottom of the water, flushing prey into view. They will also chase schools of fish. A mating pair of snowy egrets cannot recognize each another except at the nest, where the returning egret performs a greeting ritual to avoid being attacked as an intruder.At the end of the nineteenth century, the beautiful plumes of the Snowy Egret were in great demand by market hunters as decorations for women’s hats. In 1886, plumes were valued at $32 per ounce, which was twice the price of gold at the time. They were hunted nearly to extinction before laws were passed to protect them. Captured at Bowditch Point park on Ft. Myers beach , Florida. best viewed large

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  • tinnieopener
    tinnieopenerabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Kathy:o)

  • many thanks Mark

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Jay Morgan
    Jay Morganabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful description love the bird

  • thanks so much Jay

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 4 years ago

    very good

  • thank you

    – kathy s gillentine

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Superb light Kathy. Nice close-up.

  • thanks so much Rosie

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 4 years ago

    Lovely work!!

  • many thanks Vitta

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottabout 4 years ago

    beautiful capture Kathy

  • thank you so much Robert

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™about 4 years ago

    Very beautiful capture Kathy!

  • thank you so much Chris

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 4 years ago

    This is gorgeous Kathy, I live at the edge of a nature reserve, there are lots of these guys, but I cannot get within 50m of them!

  • thanks so much, I bet it is beautiful to see all them there

    – kathy s gillentine

  • jockey
    jockeyabout 4 years ago

    Nicely done Kathy

  • thanks alot Bill

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • thank you

    – kathy s gillentine

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