The Snowy Egret is a small white Heron with black legs and yellow feet. They are found near ponds and by the ocean's shores.
To hear what they sound like, here's a link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Snowy_Egret/sounds.
What I like about Craig's photo is the Snowy Egret's head plumes. Reminds me of a bad hair day or perhaps static electricity!
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