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Snowy egret and great egret?

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Saw these in the Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont, CA at about 11:30 am yesterday. The pictures are from far, so wasn't able to capture a lot of detail.

- Are the first 3 snowy egret?

- Is the last one great egret?

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Yes, I agree with all your IDs. For the Snowy Egret, note the medium size, white overall, black bill, black legs, and yellow feet. For the Great Egret, note the large size, white overall, yellow bill, and black feet and legs. You can differentiate these two herons by their bill color: Snowies have thin black bills while Greats have dagger-like yellow bills. Also, Greats have black feet while Snowies have yellow feet. If seen in comparison/with experience, you can also notice that Greats are much larger and have longer necks.

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