Tuesday, August 9, 2011

On the Hunt

Snowy egrets use a variety of foraging techniques.  The one depicted here is commonly employed.  Note how much of the bird's neck is submerged.  Being low in the water may increase the angle of refraction and improve their ability to peer into the water and spot prey.  As long as I was still, they would ignore me and come surprisingly close to where I was standing.

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