Great Egret On The Wing
The Great Egret was posed beautifully alongside the road in a water canal on my side. Since it was literally standing only 3 feet from the road trying to fish, it probably hadn’t had a car come along for a while; so, of course, it took flight as our car approached.
I shot three frames before he was out of my car window space. I am still astonished that I got these to be worthy to share.
I’m so tickled with the above shot’s crispness, I decided to crop it next to share a closer look at these elegant birds.
Great Egret – cropped from the previous photo
It’s amazing how pure white they remain with all their daily trekking through the mud and waters.
Great Egrets fly slowly but powerfully. With just two wing-beats per second, they can cruise at a speed of 25 mph.