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spotted at Smith Oak Rookery in High Island, TX . egret is in breeding plumage. Great Egrets are tall, long-legged wading birds with long, S-curved necks and long, dagger-like bills. In flight, the long neck is tucked in and the legs extend far beyond the tip of the short tail. Great Egrets wade in shallow water (both fresh and salt) to hunt fish, frogs, and other small aquatic animals. They typically stand still and watch for unsuspecting prey to pass by. Then, with startling speed, the egrets strike with a jab of their long neck and bill.
both freshwater and saltwater
Lat: 29.57, Long: -94.39
Spotted on Apr 26, 2013
Submitted on Apr 27, 2013
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