A Great White Heron, (Ardea herodias occidentalis), white phase of the Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias, was obse rved at Lakeland Farms, Marion, Alabama,
on September 8 , 1977. The bird was viewed for 30 minutes with a 20-power balscope at about 100 yards distance. The large yellowish-colored bill and pale yellowish legs were noted. In the same scope view was a Great Biue Heron and on the same lake was a Great Egret for comparison.
Author: Harriett H. Findlay
Volume Number: 25 Year Published: 1977
Issue Number: 3-4
Page Number: 14
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1977/Vol 25 No. 3, 4_1977_p14.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1977/Vol 25 No. 3, 4_1977.pdf