Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yesterday's e-mail included the following note and great picture from JEANETTE HOLMES:

Today I saw a Great Egret in Central Park at The Pond at 59th. It was on the little island right by the bridge.

photo by Jeanette Holmes - Central Park 3/22/11

PS from Marie: Jeanette got it right, but do do you know how to tell a Great Egret from a Snowy Egret?

Answer: The Great Egret has black legs and black feet. The Snowy has greenish legs and yellow feet.

A note in response to this post adds:

Hi Marie,

Sometimes it’s difficult to see the feet – so I identify by the beak:


thin, black=snowy


Linda Maslin