Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Sherri Sapp

Sherri Sapp - Egret
Immature Little Blue Heron
Photo courtesy of Sherri Sapp


Sherri Sapp Head ShotSherri Sapp graduated from the University of North Florida majoring in English and Photography.  She found photography to be the most compelling, versatile and captivating of the visual arts.  Photo Walk Amelia, where area photographers join together at various locations around the island to photograph and share their knowledge, is a favorite past time for Sherri.   Her work has been displayed at the Island Art Association.  We thank Sherri for her contribution to the Fernandina Observer.

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October 6, 2013 1:00 a.m.

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Priscilla Footlik
Priscilla Footlik(@pris72gmail-com)
10 years ago

Beautiful capture! Last winter I kept seeing a half-and-half juvenile little blue on the Greenway–they are so striking.

Sherri Sapp
Sherri Sapp (@guest_16065)
10 years ago

Thank you! Yes, I love our birds of the Greenway!

Sandra Baker-Hinton
Sandra Baker-Hinton(@sbhsandrabaker-hinton-com)
10 years ago

Love the photo, but I believe this is a Snowy Egret rather than a Little Blue.

Susan (@guest_16080)
10 years ago

This is a Snowy Egret – yellow legs are an easy way to tell (school children sometimes learn that the Snowy Egret is wearing “yellow snow boots” as an identification clue); they’re a little smaller than the Great American Egret, and are the symbolic mascot of the Audubon Society. (Definitely not a Blue Heron of any type.) Beautiful photo, Sherri!

Susan (@guest_16087)
10 years ago
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Yes, it IS confusing! The yellow feet are the best clue, but juvenile Snowy Egrets have a yellow stripe down each leg, which eventually turns to black, leaving only the feet yellow. This one looked like a juvenile to me.