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The Reddish Egret stalks its prey visually in shallow water, using the shadow of its wings to reduce glare on the water once it is in position to spear a fish. You can see this hunting behavior in my photos. The area was full of birds. In most of the photos you can also see a tricolored heron.
I believe this area was saltwater. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Spotted on Feb 23, 2013
Submitted on Feb 20, 2015
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