|Snowy Egret. San Diego River Mouth. January 11, 2014. Greg Gillson.|
Otherwise, it had been 5 years since my last visit to San Diego when I last saw these birds,... until we moved here last fall.
Now I see Snowy Egrets nearly every time I go out to watch birds--any place there is water. They are the most widespread and common of the egrets in the San Diego area. All large bodies of fresh water have a Great Egret or two. And there are a few areas that have flocks of Cattle Egrets. But Snowy Egrets are more widespread and common--not huge numbers, just widely distributed on the shores of marshes, lakes, estuaries, and marinas.
They also seem less wary than other egrets. That makes them irresistible photography subjects!
|Snowy Egret. Lake Murray, La Mesa, California. October 6, 2013. Greg Gillson.|