Monday, March 03, 2008

Hunting, Snowy Egret


Watching this little Snowy Egret hunting was a treat

It was stalking slowly through the shallows carefully placing each foot lightly upon the waterlogged debris. Then with three taps of its foot it would attempt to drive prey into the open water while it watched intently. The Egret continued this hunting technique for a few minutes before flying to another part of the marsh that it hoped was more productive.

This photo, as are most in this series, was captured with a Canon 30D & a 100-400mm L lens

10 comments:

Shionge said...

I have no idea this is call egret, thanks alot!

I like the Lake Parker's shot too, nice !

Misty Dawn said...

LOVE it! I've been capturing some Snow "Geese" lately!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning capture, the birds stare is amazing. The tail feather seems to have caught a draft..a really great picture of the way this bird goes about hunting.

oldmanlincoln said...

You got the good parts. The picture, of course, but the best part is often just watching what birds do as part of their normal routine. They do what works.

Kerri said...

What an Exciting Experience! Wow!
I am envious!!!
Thank you for sharing this!!

imac said...

Poor Egret, looks as tho he has wind in the willows.lol.

\great capture Salty, love the way you caught the wind in the feathers.

photowannabe said...

Thanks for sharing his hunting procedure. Thats so interesting. Nice capture of his intense hunt.
Like your new profile picture too.

Meggie said...

Great photo, Salty. Not something we see in PA...makes it more special. Hope you are enjoying your vacation.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

WOW! What a wonderful shot! I think I must be heavy-footed, as I scare away just about every bird I want to photograph! lol

Wolf Lover Girl said...

very interesting his procedure. Thanks for sharing.

~ Wolf Lover Girl