Great Egrets

I watched some Great Egrets hunting for small fish and caught some of the action with my camera. Great Egrets, like herons, stand still or move very slowly as they wait for their prey to get close enough to snatch with a quick thrust of their head. This Egret prowled the edge of a tidal pool in the marsh, looking like a diner checking out the buffet table as he searched for minnows hiding in the grass roots. He feasted on at least a dozen while I watched.

Another Egret used the more patient method of standing still in the middle of a shallow pool and waiting for lunch to swim up. He added a little flourish with a toss.

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