Strange markings on Egret
- Was out at Bald Point today and saw a strangely marked Egret. I did not have my camera with me, but there was another person with - who, although not a avid birdwatcher, knew this egret was different from the ones commonly seen around here.
was flying with a Snowy Egret - and was identical to the Snowy with the the exception on a black stripe on it's wings. The black stripe looked to be where the primaries meet the secondaries running from the front of the wing to the back - about 4-5 inches wide. The bird flew over us repeatedly and neither one of us have ever seen an egret like this.
I have gone though my bird books several times and have not been able to come up with anything. Was it possibly a juvenile? Any help would be really appreciated.
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