Snowy Egret Portrait

Snowy Egret Portrait

Breeding colors on this Snowy Egret were extremely vivid. This guy more than most.

Snowy Egret Portrait
Snowy Egret Portrait

The lore color is almost a shade of red here, the usual is more orange. His crown feathers are pretty distinct also

A Great Egret has a bright green lore during mating season.

2 thoughts on “Snowy Egret Portrait”

  1. Your ‘red’ lore finding is so coincidental. The egrets have finally arrived up our way. I was viewing my recent Snowy Egret shots and hadn’t taken time yet to look into the bright ‘red’ lore that one of mine was sporting, thinking it wasn’t the norm. Just did a quick research, didn’t find much about the lores being red during breeding plumage only orangey-red, but did find other people mentioning they’ve seen bright red lores too, some asking why, but no answers. Well, that explains a lot….. And I was excited with my ‘red lore’ Snowy too, lol.

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