This Great Egret was one of about a dozen foraging in the shallow marsh on this particular morning. Such a joy to see so many of these beauties together!
In no time at all, this Egret met with success and plucked a plump fish out of the water.
Then the negotiations began. It can be very tricky to manipulate a slippery fish in one’s bill and manage to swallow it without dropping it!
Alas. . . . the Egret eventually lost his grip and the fish got away! 😣
But not for long . . . ! In no time, another nearby Egret swooped in, scooped the fish out of the water, and took off with it.
It didn’t take too long for the bandit Egret to maneuver the fish into just right position and slide it neatly into his mouth.
Gulp . . . . down the hatch.