Saturday, November 20, 2010

Snowy Egret at Bolsa Chica

It was dawn, so the birds were just waking up and, I suppose, that is why the egret was so calmly sitting on the rail. After half-dozing for a while, it flew down and started to fish. Snowy egrets have yellow toes that they use as lures, swishing dabbling them in the water in hopes the fish will see the yellow flickers and think "food!" Evidently, it works. I took a short clip of it starting work, dabbling for a bit and then moving on in search of better prospects.

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