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Egret

Observed: 5th May 2013 By: shrike07shrike07’s reputation in Birdsshrike07’s reputation in Birdsshrike07’s reputation in Birdsshrike07’s reputation in Birds
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Egret - legs

This isn't a species I'm familiar with but as far as I'm aware they have dark or black legs, on this photo the legs are definitely pink. Whether or not breeding plumage, Male/Female makes a difference to leg colouring I'm not sure but if not then it must be something else?

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Great Egrets

For a few weeks in spring Great Egrets come into a courtship condition where their legs turn pink and their beaks turn black. After those weeks the legs fade to black and the beak goes yellow.

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Egrets legs

...fair enough, then I'll be agreeding with the ID!

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