Great Egret in Flight

Flight Control

This Great Egret was not just passing by using that elegant egret glide I’ve come to love; he was on a mission.

Great Egret in Flight
Great Egret in Flight

Note the extended short feathers at the wing bend and the angle of the outer part of the wing.

Great Egret in Flight
Great Egret in Flight

He made a sharp turn right above me, providing an interesting view of his wing structure.

Great Egret in Flight
Great Egret in Flight

He circled lower then dropped down into the edge of the pond, just out of my sight.

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