White Egret or Great White Heron? (1 Viewer)

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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Earnest lad

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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
Hope this helps
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