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I saw these birds while walking through a salt water marsh in Hampton, Virginia. It was around noon on May 25, 2020. As you can see there are 5 birds, but one is hidden. Two have yellow bills and black feet and the others appear to have black bills (at least the two you can see) and yellow feet. So it thought they could have been Great Egrets flying with Snowy Egrets but they all look to be the same size. I am very new to birding (about 3 weeks in) so I'm sorry if this a dumb question, but I would love to know what I saw. Thank you.
IMG_6759+65 by Aqua Tarkus, on Flickr Seen in St. Louis County, MO on Sep. 5 at George Winter Park. I thought it looked too small for the usual great egret. Also didn't look quite right. Comparing pictures on Whatbird leads me to think juvenile snowy egret. I have only seen a couple of times here in about 9 years. Thanks David R