I only know from watching a successful try at this hovering maneuver that this Great Egret’s intention was to catch a fish.
Nothing caught his eye on this pass and he never touched the water. After about a four second hover he flew to a tree.
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston, SC
March 5, 2023
4 thoughts on “Ballet Over Water: Great Egret”
Must say WOW! The multigreen background and fether reflections makes them outstanding to me.
Thanks, Hans! That green on the pond is duckweed, which is pretty thick right now. Plus there was a breeze pushing it towards that end of the pond.
The light reflected from the water’s surface into the shadows under his wings make these photos special. Lovely!
Thanks, Sam, glad that you liked them.