I've been told by long-time residents of Kansas and people in the know that most of the large, long-legged birds in this area are blue heron.
I was quite surprised to find large, long-legged white birds around Milford lake. Consulting my trusty Audubon field guide, I found that white heron were grouped with the blue heron. So, when early one morning while watching the sun rise over Milford Lake, I saw a white bird standing in the shallow water, I figured it was a heron. It wasn't until I examined my photos later that I discovered that the bird I filmed had black legs, not a heron attribute. This bird was clearly an egret.
I've only seen one at Milford so far, but you can be...Read More