Great Egret Landing Over Alligator

Great Egret Landing

Since the juveniles have fledged most of the Great Egret activity at my favorite swamp has been on the far side of the big pond. The water is a little shallower for hunting and I expect harbors a lot of fish. The Alligators, of course, go all over. I didn’t see this one in the Egret’s reflection until I was processing my images.

Great Egret Landing Over Alligator
Great Egret Landing Over Alligator

The distance is too far for really sharp images, but some days that’s all you see. The Great Egret wisely kept moving and then flew over a juvenile Little Blue Heron.

Great Egret Landing
Great Egret Landing

He finally touched down with a flourish surrounded by lush green swamp vegetation.

Great Egret Landing
Great Egret Landing

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