This video shows how flexible the Egret’s neck is while preening its feathers. This bird is so white, I can’t imagine how difficult it is to keep itself so brilliantly clean that it shines in the sunlight.
Its plumage seems like silky strands of flowing hair instead of the kind of stiff looking feathers that a bird generally has. It really is a beautiful bird to see in person.
I was so lucky the footage in this next video – one day on an impulse I got a ride to the wetlands and walked for a while, through some large mud puddles even. Then I spotted this glowing figure in a tree, it was almost like a ghost.
The Egret took flight and landed about 15 feet from me and began its hunt for dinner.
Its a heron? its a stork? NO!! Its Great White Egret!!!
Watching, waiting… with stillness that is unmatched.
This bird knows just when to strike.
My favorite picture of the lot.
Meep? What happened, you are so thin from the front!!
Posed to strike.
Prey swallowed in one swift GULP!
Gracefully curved neck.
It strikes like a cobra!
I love how it thrusts its beak into the air and then walks slowly with its body, seeming as though it needs to catch up with its own neck.
Another successful catch.
A cheetah is fast, turning on a dime it chases its prey! If this spotted cat doesn’t make a successful kill it will have wasted precious energy. Its super long tail acts as an amazing counter balance, WOOSH!