“Hmm, is that a fish I see?”
“Wait, there is fish over here too?”
“I think I see one.”
“I guess I’ll pose now for the picture.”
Do you ever wonder what birds are thinking? The above is a reddish egret in white morph color. I don’t think they are very common. There are a few at Fort Desoto and those are the only ones I’ve seen. They are not skittish at Fort Desoto. This one was feeding in a very shallow lagoon right were the main traffic is to get to the best part of the beach. I plopped down on the sand and just sat there for a good half hour watching this bird run around feeding. They are very animated and do a drunken dance to catch the fish. They put their wings up to shade the water so they can see the fish better. A man walked by with his kids and said “Look at that bird dancing.” It was nice to see people noticing how unusual this bird is.
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Love the post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
Excellent series of shots!
Absolutely beautiful photos of the dancing egret. And yes, I often wonder what birds are thinking. I so enjoyed this post!
I saw a Reddish Egret in a white morph form while in Venezuela. It threw me for a while and then noticed a field guides info that stated to look at for the intoxicated behaviour…. that was the clincher…lol
Lovely post here
Great shots. Lovely Egrets.
What a fabulous series of shots. You were so lucky to be so close and to see so much. Loved the story. Egrets are amazing waterfowl. I love seeing them when we go to the VA beach. That last shot is awesome. Wow, did you go a great job with these captures. genie
Beautiful bird and great action photos.
Lovely shots of the egrets.
We watched a reddish do his thing at Ding Darling this year — a first-timer. I was looking at your pictures thinking the behavior was exactly like that one, but it looked different — so was happy to read your explanation. Your photos are just wonderful.
This one would be hard to take your eyes off of! Excellent pics Dina!
Fantastic shots, Dina! You did a wonderful job getting some very nice photos!
Amazing shots of the egrets!Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
Incredibly beautiful pictures you show.
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk
Fantastic series of the dancing egrets! I especially like the two last photos. Wonderful reflections and great poses!
Have a nice evening:)