The snowy egret is well known for its spectacular mating displays, frantic foraging behaviors and beautiful all-white plumage. During the breeding season, this medium-sized heron develops long, thin, wispy plumes along the neck, breast and back and a short, shaggy crest on the back of the head. At the height of the breeding season, the conspicuous yellow feet and the bright yellow bare skin between the eyes and the bill become richer in color. These snowy egrets were seen calling to each other in a nesting area on Penikese Island in Buzzards Bay.