Snowy Egret, Egretta Thula - Page 2 (juveniles)
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Snowy Egrets, adult feeding chicks, 6/7/07, Palo Alto Baylands
Snowy Egret chicks, 6/12/04, Palo Alto Baylands
The top pictures show new downy birds in the nest, above being fed by an adult, left battling with each other, and below an older juvenile begging a parent for food by bill-grabbing. There are pale and dark forms of juveniles of this species, varying by the color of their bills and legs.
Snowy Egret chicks, 6/12/04, Palo Alto Baylands
Snowy Egrets, adult and young, feeding, 8/1/06, Palo Alto Baylands
The picture above shows a full-grown juvenile "bill-grabbing" a parent, thereby inducing the adult to regurgitate the fish visible in the adult's bill.
Snowy Egret chicks, 6/12/04, Palo Alto Baylands
Snowy Egret, juvenile, 7/13/06, Palo Alto Baylands
Snowy Egret, chick out of nest, 5/19/07, Palo Alto Baylands
This downy chick was on the ground under the palm trees at Palo Alto Baylands, and may have fallen or been pushed out of the nest prematurely.
Snowy Egret, juvenile, 7/13/06, Palo Alto Baylands
The pale form of the juvenile, with an almost all-yellow bill, and light green legs. Below, a juvenile looking to be about the same age, with all gray bill and gray and dark-olive legs.
Snowy Egret, juvenile, 7/13/06, Palo Alto Baylands
Snowy Egret, juvenile, 8/28/04, Palo Alto Baylands
These pictures show fledged juvenile birds away from the nest, one of them in flight.
Snowy Egret, juvenile flying, 7/17/06, Palo Alto Baylands
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