This Great Egret was on his own as he hunted in a swamp were recent rains have left the water levels high around the edges.
Slow and methodical he went around a large tree, starting to show some fancy tail feathers of the approaching breeding season.
A big swallow…
…maybe it wasn’t what he was expecting… you don’t often see an Egret spit out food.
All good, he continued around the tree.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
February 8, 2021