When the Great Egrets fly home at sunset, and the colorful clouds are behind
them, it's stunningly beautiful.
They curl up their necks to fly, but can stretch them way out to pluck
fish from the water.
Great Egrets are beautiful white birds. Their long black legs are
like stilts letting them wade deeper into the wetlands than the smaller
herons in search of prey. They have dark legs and an orange beak
like the cattle egrets do, but they are much larger, and their legs and
beak are much longer. Both are graceful and quick, but the great
egrets have a certain majesty that sets them apart from the other birds.
This isn't the best great egret picture, or the best dragonfly picture,
but it is an interesting story picture. Look at the lower right corner.
There is a blue dragonfly sitting on the
leaf. Note how
carefully the great egret is looking at it:
Um... sorry, that was a rotten view. Here's another fuzzy look at
one of the many little fish these birds snack on throughout the day. I'm
going out to get some better eating pictures. Wish me luck!
Now the dragonfly
is squashed in the great egret's beak. It's a little
difficult to see the blue dragonfly, so here is a closer view: