THE GREAT WHITE EGRET hunts in shallow water and grass looking for fish, frogs, and mammals. That long bill and flexible neck are ideal weapons to snare its prey. They stalk patiently, strike with startling speed, and consume the meal in a single gulp.

Once satisfied they will fly off by springing upward and beating those broad wings to become instantly airborn.  It's a peculiarly captivating sight to see them jump into the air and instantly take flight.  Their strength, agility, and grace -- using those skinny legs to take off -- is uncanny!

 

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AuthorRich Monroe