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Series: An early morning spotting of a adult Great Egret catching a fish out of a local creek. Note how it used one of his wings to help balance itself as it plunged for the fish.
The elegant Great Egret is a dazzling sight in many a North American wetland. Slightly smaller and more svelte than a Great Blue Heron, these are still large birds with impressive wingspans. They hunt in classic heron fashion, standing immobile or wading through wetlands to capture fish with a deadly jab of their yellow bill.