Friday, March 6, 2015

Reddish Egret

The various Herons, Egrets and Bitterns can be beautiful, graceful creatures. And some are not. They can be positively goofy. The Reddish Egret's method of hunting is not a patient wait, nor a slow-motion stalk; Reddish Egrets run, picking up speed, then spread their wings and prance and leap around in the shallows, scattering fish helter-skelter, then suddenly stop, umbrella their wings and stab at the shelter seeking fish. This one is a little aberrant with a few white wing feathers. And one goofy bird.

Enjoy, - Gunnar


Redwing said...

Love that last shot. It's quite the dance move.

Gunnar Berg said...

I like the crazy head-on shot. When I first saw it I thought it was one of my selfies.