REDDISH EGRET (WHITE MORPH): A FISHY TALE…
And one with a happy ending! There’s something very satisfying about an expert birder / photographer’s capture of a perfect sequence, as these fantastic photos show. It not something I’ve ever achieved, not having the skill, the equipment or (probably) the patience required to get a sequence of perfect shots. Instead – and as a guest post while we are having some downtime somewhere nice – it’s a pleasure to feature this reddish egret stalking its prey, photographed by Danny Sauvageau. #4 has it all – drama, movement, clarity and triumph captured in a fraction of a second.
All photos by ace Floridian birding photographer Danny Sauvageau (with thanks)
Truly impressive photo series from Mr. Sauvageau, love that little tail end in the last photo before the final swallow. Also impressive is identifying the white morph of a reddish egret. Lovely post, RH.
Thanks Jet, very true. It’s so great when photos come so right. Athena must feel that too! Funnily enough, I see as many whites on Abaco as conventionals. But that ‘two-tone’ beak is always a useful ID tool… RH
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You’re welcome, Cindy!