Saturday, November 22, 2008

Great Egret shows off fishing skills

Heading down the I-10 I spotted this Great Egret fishining in some dark waters at the ponds edge. He was making a pretty good go of it. You know Egrets have those very long necks -- maybe a couple feet or more. (This bird's wing span seemed about 4 or 5 feet in width and he looked about 4 feet from head to tail. ) It makes a pretty good fishing tool. You just thrust it out and down in the water when you see a fish and whamo! you've got food. In the picture below our hero enjoys the fruits... er, make that ... fish of his catch. He picked up about six fish while I was watching. This is all as you expected. What came next is what surprised me. I tell you what. Give me some time to get those pictures ready and you come back tomorrow, for "the rest of the story."


--steve buser

8 comments:

Tanya said...

Amazing shots! Now I can't wait to get "the rest of the story"!

lynn said...

Wow Steve I'd be so proud of that first photo!

raf said...

OK, Paul, I'll be back tomorrow... :)

Wanda said...

Wonderful, and as Paul Harvey used to say.... I'll be back for the REST OF THE STORY!!!

babooshka said...

Top noth shooting. I'll be tuning in.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice shot, Steve. Cool bird.

Tommy V said...

nice catch but the bird and you.

Boise Diva said...

I guess now we know how flexible their necks are. Amazing! I think that bird was showing off a bit for you.