March 30th, 2012 – Avian Friday: Reddish Egret

Here is a shot from the archives. On one of several trips to the Bolsa Chica Wetlands Preserve in SOCAL I finally caught a good look at one of my favorite birds.  The Reddish Egret does this crazy looking “dance” when it is hunting baitfish. It uses the shadow of its outstretched wings to corral the fish into a concentrated area where they sense safety of cover and then pick off its unsuspecting  prey.

Reddish Egret

Huntington Beach, CA

Canon 1D Mark III+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM  

Processed with Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5, onOne Perfect Effects.

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,

JayT

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