Hunting Egrets

wpid8845-C59F5370.jpgThey were hunting – not me!  I was hunting too but it was a plane I was after.  However, since there was time before the plane arrived, I was able to watch a pair of egrets busily feeding.  They are hungry birds!  They didn’t always catch something but their success rate was high and then it was straight back to the next fish.

wpid8841-C59F5344.jpgWatching them stalk through the shallows and then strike at their target was a lot of fun.  The speed of the entry is impressive and then to see the fish in their mouth before it is swallowed is a sign of a job well done.  With the water so calm, they also made for some very symmetrical shots.

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