The Great Egret Show

October 3, 2008

Last night I posted photographs of Forster’s Terns and told about the hawk chasing them.  After I witnessed life and death in the marsh yesterday, I found a variety of egrets working a trickle that was full of fish.  The sun was low and the light warm and flattering.  The Great Egrets stole the show, posing, stretching and shaking their feathers out.  I included the second photo, the one with the stretched out neck because of the odd horizontal stretch that is seen just below its mouth.  I saw this dispaly several times but have no idea why they did this.  Any thoughts on this?

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