I didn’t see this Great Egret drop into the water on this trip. And it sure is tough to see how he knew the fish was there in all that duck weed.
I’d watched him make some unsuccessful passes just touching his feet to the water, but this trip was a winner!
Back to his starting point he went…
…a nice graceful landing onto the unoccupied ramp.
He stood there holding the fish for a minute or so before he swallowed it.
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston, SC
February 23, 2023