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The juvenile snowy egret has yellow legs with dark coloring on the front side of them.
[The white bird with a patch of yellow at the top of its otherwise black beak near its eye is standing in water up to its knees. The legs are yellow with what looks to be a black stripe down the front of each one.]

The adult snowy egret has black legs.
[A medium-sized all white bird with a faning of wispy feathers on the back of its head walks through the water. One leg is straight standing on the ground in the water while the other it bent so the yellow foot is visible as it moves forward.]

This snowy egret has one of its backward-facing toes bent under its forward-facing toes. It was eating items in the water and stood like this for a while. Not sure if the toes are just that flexible or it was hurt and healed that way.
[This snowy egret stands on a wet portion of a large stormwater drainage pipe which is exposed to the sun. It faces the camera with its head downward watching something in the water. The shorter backward-facing toe of the right foot is bent foward and under the three forward-facing toes.]

A snowy egret surveys the scene.
[A snowy egret turns while standing in the water.]

They have tongues.
[A snowy egret is walking through the dark blue water with its mouth wide open and its thin, pink tongue extended to touch the upper part of its black beak.]

I liked the water reflection on this snowy egret.
[The bird stands in the water which is nearly navy in color due to the lighting. The very white bird is partially reflected in the water.]

One snowy egret on the ground as another one comes in for a landing.
[The left hillside of the stormwater drainage area and the water itself are visible. One bird stands at the water's edge on the left while the other with fully outstretched wings glides over the water. The gliding bird's reflection can be seen in the water.]

Another action shot as this juvenile empties its intestines.
[The bird on land has its legs slightly bent as it leans backwards. There is a white stream coming from the bird and just touching the ground.]

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