This time of year we continue to welcome back the birds that head south for the winter. Yesterday I saw many of these “snow birds” including these beautiful snowy egrets.
You would be hard pressed to find a prettier bird than these. Their gorgeous white plumage and yellow eyes and feet really set them apart.
The feathers of snowy egrets were actually highly sought after in the 1800s for use in hats and other clothing. They were quite valuable and this resulted in the bird’s populations plummeting. Thankfully, conservation efforts have put an end to that and their populations have recovered.