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Beautiful White Egret Pictures
Beautiful White Egret
I saw the most beautiful White Egret the other day. Something caught my eye when I was driving. It was a big white bird that I didn't think was indiginous to this area. I am still trying to research it to see if this is just a bird passing through or why I was abe to see this bird in this area of Western New York. I've seen Blue Heron's but never a bird that looked like a blue Heron but was White. It is just something that we don't see in this area. Of course I stopped to take several pictures.
It Was An Egret
I found out that the Great White Heron is not indigenous to New York. When I looked it up, I found that the Egret is very, very similar in looks to the Great White heron. I also called the local audubon society and they assured me that it was an Egret. It was still a beautiful bird, a beautiful sight.
Egret In Flight
The Great White Egret
As I watched the bird, it was so graceful. When it flew, I was able to get some pictures of it in flight. As I continued to watch, I saw another very large bird. A Blue Heron (i think) fly away as well. You can see the picture below.
I did find out that the White Egret passes through this area of Western New York in the Fall months. They can be spotted at those times on their way to warmer temperatures. I also found that the type of bird that I photographed here was A GREAT WHITE EGRET. It is related to the GREAT WHITE HERON family. The way it is distinguished is by it's yellow beak and black legs.
The Great White Egret is a symbol for the National Audubon Society. It became that in part because for a time, they used to kill these birds so that their feathers could be used, especially for decorating hats