The Great Egret at the Don Edwards refuge

I apologize in advance for posting bird photos yet again. It seems like I might have caught the bird bug.

I went to the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in the South Bay yesterday and saw quite a few birds. Among them was the Great Egret that I had never had the chance to see before. It is very similar to the Snowy Egret, which I saw a bunch of as well, except that it has a full yellow beak, a larger body and black legs and feet.

Who is Don Edwards? Edwards was born in San Jose in 1915 and is a politician of the Democratic Party and former member of the House of Representative from California. The refuge was named in his honor.

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12 thoughts on “The Great Egret at the Don Edwards refuge

    • Thank you so much for this very nice comment. I’m still new at this and, yes, it takes a lot of patience. Especially because I don’t have telescopic lens. I work with a 300 mm so I have to be careful not to disturb them. 🙂

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