Spotted: Big bird taking flight from Sharon Park pond

by Linda Hubbard on May 23, 2022

Update; Thanks to a number of readers who identified the bird as a Great Egret.

Menlo Park resident Robin Tobias snapped this photo yesterday of a very big bird taking flight from the pond at Sharon Park. It looks to be the size of a Blue Heron but is all white like a Snowy Egret. If the latter, it is one big Egret. If the former, is there an albino version of a Blue Heron? Whatever, it is a very magnificent bird!

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Chris May 23, 2022 at 5:20 pm

A Great Egret. This species has a yellow bill. Snowy egret has black bill and black legs with “golden slippers”: yellow feet. Egrets are in heron family.

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