Big Bird


Great White Egret

Great White Egret is a magnificent wading bird and one of the four subspecies of Great Egret. 

Similar in appearance to the Snowy Egret

Except for black feet and its tremendous size, the Great White Egret has a stout yellow bill and long black legs.  They are excellent fishermen among birds, they stand motionless in the shallows using a foot foraging method to rake and probe the bottom attracting fish that are quickly snapped up with their quick bill reflex in a matter of milliseconds. It is said this feeding pattern is the fastest motion made by any organism living in South Jersey.

Actual photo taken of "Big Bird" at Polly's Dock Beach Haven, New Jersey ..................     photo by Harry Tillberg