After speaking with "John", a very good friend who knows just about everything you could want to know about Nature and the Club, I learned about another bird. He totally straightened me out.
ME: "Hey, I've been seeing Egrets down at the Club. Have you seen them?"
HIM: "Those are not Egrets you're seeing. Those are WHITE HERONS. Google them when you get home. You'll see."
Of course, you know I did, right? Well, Holy Moosepoops...I'll be darn! Great White Herons can be identified because they have the largest,heaviest bills which are unmistakably hefty and yellow compared to the slimmer billed Great White Egret. I went on to read about the manner of movement, their feeding techniques and posture also aid in identification.
seeing, saying, and sharing...