American White Pelicans and Snowy Egret

Do They Notice Me?

I’ve wondered if birds have any perception of size. A Snowy Egret mingled with these American White Pelicans, perhaps thinking they would stir up a snack.

American White Pelicans and Snowy Egret

Average weight of a Snowy Egret: 13.1 oz (370 g)

Average weight of an AWP: 158.7-317.5 oz (4500-9000 g)

Source: The Cornell Lab: All About Birds

8 thoughts on “Do They Notice Me?”

  1. Wow. That Snowy Egret looks tiny. Your wonderful photo, Ellen, reinforces the size difference even more than the weight comparison that you cited.

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