Bathed and Fluffed-Snowy Egret
Photo and caption by Frances Gaines
Snowy Egrets spend much of their time bathing and preening their feathers. Male egrets also like to display for females during breeding season. This young snowy was in full breeding plumage and showing off for the ladies when he was photographed in March of 2012.
Location: Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge near Hilton Head Island, SC