White Phase Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) Observed on Dauphin Island, AL

Published in 1985

While on a birding trip to Dauphin Island’s west end on 12 July 1984 at 1830 hrs, a dark phase Reddish Egret and a “white egret” were observed feeding side by side in a tidal pool on the north side of the island. After further observation it was determined that the “white egret” was indeed a white phase Reddish Egret. The late afternoon sky was overcast and we were able to approach within approximately 45 meters of the 2 egrets.

Author: Tommy King, Steven Foster, James C. Godwin
Volume Number: 32 Year Published: 1985
Issue Number: 1-2
Page Number: 10

Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1985/Vol. 32 No 1, 2 1985_p10-11.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1985/Vol. 32 No 1, 2 1985.pdf