SNOWY EGRET and Chicks (Egretta thula) - ©Richard Seely
The Snowy Egret is a small white heron. It is the American counterpart to the very similar Old World Little Egret, which has established a foothold in the Bahamas.
The birds eat fish, crustaceans, insects and small reptiles. They stalk prey in shallow water, often running or shuffling their feet, flushing prey into view, as well “dip-fishing” by flying with their feet just over the water. Snowy Egrets may also stand still and wait to ambush prey, or hunt for insects stirred up by domestic animals in open fields.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowy_Egret
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Snowy Egret and Chicks (photo: Richard Seely)
(via: National Geo)