Water Birds--Gulls, Ducks, Terns, Egrets, Herons, Shorebirds - JudithSparhawk
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Hunting Reddish Egret ~ It was great fun watching this Reddish Egret as he hunted for his breakfast.  He would stand or wade slowly, then when I saw something, he would raise his wings and do a quick turn and stab with his sharp bill to grab it.  I believe the raised wings are sometimes used to take the surface reflection off the water, for better visibility.

Hunting Reddish Egret ~ It was great fun watching this Reddish Egret as he hunted for his breakfast. He would stand or wade slowly, then when I saw something, he would raise his wings and do a quick turn and stab with his sharp bill to grab it. I believe the raised wings are sometimes used to take the surface reflection off the water, for better visibility.

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