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Monday, August 27, 2007

Immature Snowy Egret

In one of the two flocks of Snowy Egrets I saw yesterday in Otero County, at least one was an juvenile. These photos are of the same juvenile egret. The lores have limited yellow, feet are dull yellowish and the legs are dark. It is also clear that this egret doesn't have the plumes that develop first in Definitive Basic (winter) plumage. See the photos of the adult Snowy Egret on the previous post to see the difference.I've posted both of these pics even though they are quite similar. The yellow in the lore area is easier to see in the top pic while the not black color of the legs (adults have jet black legs) is clearer in the bottom pic. It helps to double-click on the photos to enlarge them.

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