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?