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 Bill Mercia and I spotted a Snowy Egret at Dead Creek this afternoon. This bird was feeding with 4 Great Egrets and 2 Great Blue Herons in the marshy area across from the boat access on route 17. The size comparison between the Snowy Egret and the other herons and egrets was both impressive and useful for identification purposes. The dark bill with orange at the base was helpful, as well. The bird's feet were muddy, though, allowing only a glimpse of the expected yellow-orange color.

Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington