Great Egret Catches A Fish

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A Great Egret catches a nice fish.Β  Now the trick is getting it down with no hands and arms!

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With a little tongue and beak maneuvering…..

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To line it up….

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And a tip back of the head and a neck stretch…..

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Down the hatch!

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The Great Egret makes it look so easy!

Sometimes after the swallow, they get a little thirsty.

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A nice gulp helps wash everything down nicely.

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Ah, refreshing…..

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And then a figure-8 water shake-off!

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(Photos taken at Chesapeake Farms 9/21/21)

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49 thoughts on “Great Egret Catches A Fish

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  2. What a wonderful series! I love the last photo of the ‘shake-off’. I got some photos similar to that with a great blue heron in our cove. Now I know that he was just ‘rinsing off’ after a big meal. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you, Susan! I once saw a GBH swallow a big frog, and then drank & shook several times, even hard. Like the GBH really wanted to get a bad taste out of its mouth. lol

  3. Great action series, Donna! Even though we’ve seen it before it is always amazing to see a successful swallowing, with just a bit of holding our breath 😁.
    I agree with other commenters, your capture of the water arc with the final shake is really cool.

  4. Wow! This is such an incredible catch! And so very well done! (Note all the exclamation points!) 😲 I’ve often seen it done, but never so clearly. Great work, Donna!

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