Not far into my photo drive yesterday I was going down one of my favorite dirt roads where I typically see a lot of raptors. Much to my surprise, I instead spotted a pair of Snowy Egrets flying over. Slammed on my brakes and hopped out managing only a couple of fleeting images.
These birds are members of the heron family and are typically found in shallow water areas. Here in Colorado they are only here along the Front Range during the summer. In winter they migrate to Mexico.