Friday, April 15, 2022
SNOWY EGRET WITH LORE IN BRIGHT REDDISH COURTSHIP COLOR, NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN, NAPLES, FLORIDA, 4/12/2022
In early spring adult herons and egrets develop much brighter lores and/or bill. In the case of the Snowy Egret the normal yellow lore turns bright reddish. This courtship color lasts for only a few days.