Thursday, April 5, 2012

Snowy Egret

At the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries there was a fashion for fancy feathers on woman's hats. The Snowy Egret was hunted for it's feathers and it became extremely rare. It was probably saved from extinction by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 which banned the hunting and selling of bird feathers, and possibly by the changing whims of fashion.

You know those beautiful women, who not quite satisfied with their natural beauty, always seem to find a way to kick it up a notch, and in the process look just a little goofy? Following is the Snowy Egret ... in her new "well look at me" yellow boots.  I took these last month on South Padre Island.









 

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