This Egret was searching for food by shuffling its feet on the bottom of the lake, stirring up the bottom. Video shows this action and the still shots shows the Egret's successful catch of a Crayfish. The last image is actually the first in this sequence. "Adults are typically 61 centimetres (24 in) long and weigh 375 grams (13.2 oz) They have a slim black bill and long black legs with yellow feet. The area of the upper bill, in front of the eyes, is yellow but turns red during the breeding season, when the adults also gain recurved plumes on the back, making for a "shaggy" effect. The juvenile looks similar to the adult, but the base of the bill is paler, and a green or yellow line runs down the back of the legs." - Wikipedia
Sandy lake at Kit Carson park. It's full of debris from a recent storm.
Lat: 33.07, Long: -117.06
Spotted on Apr 30, 2012
Submitted on May 1, 2012