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White Egret or Great White Heron?

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Old Thursday 29th March 2018, 07:02   #1
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White Egret or Great White Heron?

Sorry shots a little grainy. Probably Great Egret considering I took it yesterday below Martin Logan Lake dam along Alabama’s Coosa River, but can’t be sure it’s not possibly GWH since I saw no other egrets that day, and big guy was hanging with gang of Great Blue Heron.

Any help would be great! Thanks!
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Old Thursday 29th March 2018, 08:24   #2
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Dear Sir
With the Great White Egret, the gape line at the base of the bill extends below and beyond the eye. I could be mistaken but I thought I could see this feature in your bird.
Furthermore, looking on google , it appears possibly leg color in this instance indicates Great Egret rather then the heron. IMHO
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Old Thursday 29th March 2018, 08:42   #3
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Great Egret

GWH is a bulkier bird with a very heavy bill.

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Old Thursday 29th March 2018, 10:35   #4
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Great Egret, not heron
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Old Thursday 29th March 2018, 14:12   #5
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Definitely Great Egret.
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Yup, Great White Egret!
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Great Egret.

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Great Egret yeah
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I agree with big egret, bigger than the common egret and yellow beak
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