Bird Photos / Snowy Egret

Last Update: 6/15/2013

The Snowy Egret is easy to confuse with the Great Egret from far away. At a distance, the best way to tell them apart is the bill color and feet color. Snowy egrets have yellow feet and dark bills, while great egrets have dark feet and yellow bills.

Snowy Egret

This bird was standing near the fishing pier in Ocean City, MD on July 28th, 2005.

Snowy Egret

This bird was flying overhead in Assateague park on July 28th, 2005. You can tell the bill is dark colored.

Snowy Egret

I saw this egret in the swampy area of Swan Harbor Farms in Havre de Grace, MD, on August 27th, 2005. It walked around pecking for food in the mud and water, and then it would fly a short distance to another spot and do the same thing. It let me get fairly close without getting spooked.

The next birds were seen at Bombay Hook Wildlife Preserve in Delaware on July 3rd, 2006.

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egrets

This large group of Great and Snowy Egrets was in a tree area near the Gull Pond part of the Brigantine wildlife preserve in New Jersey on July 29th, 2006. I counted about 60 total in person; about 30 are visible here.

Egrets in tree

Joyce and I saw this egret on the Port Mahon Road in Delaware on August 18th, 2007.

Snowy Egret

We saw this Snowy Egret at Cape May, NJ in October 2007.

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

This bird was mooching for bait fish at the Bahia Marina in Ocean City, MD on July 28th, 2008. It seemed to be very small for a Snowy Egret. A Black Crowned Night Heron was also there begging for food.

Snowy Egret

This group of Snowy Egrets and a Glossy Ibis flew overhead at Cape May, NJ on August 16th, 2008.

Snowy Egrets and Glossy Ibis

This bird posed for a photo near Bunker Pond by the hawk watch in Cape May, NJ on October 4th, 2008.

Snowy Egret

I saw this Snowy Egret at Cape May on April 25th, 2009.

Snowy Egret

This bird was at the Wetlands Institute near Stone Harbor, NJ on April 24th, 2010.

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

I saw this Snowy Egret at Lettuce Lake Park near Tampa, FL on October 26th, 2011.

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

This large group of Snowy Egrets took off when I approached on the road to Fowler's Beach in Delaware on August 24th, 2012.

Snowy Egret

This one was at Prime Hook NWR, DE on April 17th, 2013.

Snowy Egret

We saw some Snowy Egret nests on Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay on June 5th, 2013.

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret