The Egret is a member of the Heron family. It can be hard to tell an Egret apart from a White Heron. There is also the Great Egret – which is much larger than this fella. Egrets and Herons are common where I live – over looking the ‘Back Bay’.
The water in the Back Bay can be quite murky and grey as you see here. The picture below this Egret, which I took at a slightly higher elevation, shows the Bay area, including the city of Morro Bay, Los Osos and Morro Bay Rock. My house overlooks the ‘Back Bay’ which is to the right of the large sand spit that divides the Back Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
The Back Bay will usually empty out once a day leaving nothing but sticky, black mud at the bottom. I watch out my living room window and sometimes get a laugh out of kayakers who get stuck in the mud because they didn’t pick up a ‘tide chart’. Oops. I know, I shouldn’t laugh. : P