A great Great Egret

We had the pleasure of observing this Great Egret on vacation. If you look near the center of this photo, you can detect a small white area in the marsh grass. The first time we visited this pier, the egret was sitting on the railing–helping keep an eye on the bait, I imagine. 

We walked down to see if we could get a closer look.

It wasn’t the least bit shy, just went about its business, preparing for dinner. It took a little maneuvering to get it “just right.” I take having hands for granted! 

Straightening the neck to swallow.

Hmm, I believe I’ll have seconds. Here, Fishy Fishy Fishy!

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