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Great Egret (catches a fish)

Ardea alba

Description:

A three-image time series showing a Great Egret catching a fish. Can anyone ID the fish in the bird's bill? If I were to make a wild guess, then I'd say the fish is some type of sunfish.

Habitat:

Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntl...

Notes:

Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved. www.wsanford.com

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2 Comments

Geodialist
Geodialist 6 years ago

I consulted David Lawlor, Resource Manager, Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County Park Authority, for help in identifying the fish. According to David, "I would say you are correct -- the fish is a sunfish of some type and my first guess would be a green sunfish, but it is hard to tell from the picture." Thanks, David! Related Resource: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/storm...

Arun
Arun 6 years ago

nice capture ..

Virginia, USA

Lat: 38.76, Long: -77.10

Spotted on Apr 17, 2012
Submitted on Apr 19, 2012

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