Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

The snowy egret  has orange feet and coloring around the eye for only a couple days a year. The other three hundred and sixty three days  the feet and eye patch are yellow. This is part of breeding plumage/ coloring. Observing this in the wild I find very rare. I have witnessed this occurrence one time before in 1996. I was delighted to take over 200 pictures of this bird and lucky enough to get pictures of the snowy catching and eating fish with it’s orange coloring.

Brian Holaway

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.


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