Snowy Egret With The Golden Slippers


Another Egret plentiful in Florida is the elegant Snowy Egret.  They are easily identifiable with their bright yellow feet or “golden slippers”.


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Snowy Egret in flight


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Snowy Egret landing


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Snowy Egret Portrait


Snowy Egrets use their bright yellow feet to stir up or probe in the mud, rounding up prey to strike with its bill.


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Snowy Egret stirring its feet while stalking for prey


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Snowy Egret with a snack


Although the front of their legs are black, the back of the Snowy Egrets’ legs are yellow like their feet as seen in the next photo.


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Snowy Egret


So stylish with those “golden slippers”….


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Snowy Egret going down an embankment to the water


Want to see those “golden slippers” up close?

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Snowy Egret’s yellow feet or “golden slippers”


With the breeding season beginning, those feet will brighten even more!


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A Snowy Egret spots another Snowy Egret – it’s breeding time!



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