I’ve seen all sizes of birds land in this dead tree, from swallows to eagles. Sometimes they share, but this Great Egret had it all to himself. It is protected on a small island created by canals at the edge of two old rice fields. Humans can’t get to it and it has a 360 degree view over several impoundments, useful for scoping out a bird’s next meal.
This was taken shortly after sun rise just about into the sun.