Recently, near the end of May, I had the pleasure of watching a Great Egret stalking through the waters of the Rattray Marsh in Mississauga. I saw it catch three fish and one piece of wood. (It declined to eat the wood!)
Watching a Great Egret Hunting for Food
Unlike the Great Blue Herons that I’ve watched, the Great Egret seems to lift its head on a tall, fairly straight neck frequently when hunting. This pose gave me a good idea of just how far it could reach if it needed to.
I enjoyed this glimpse into the normal behaviour of a bird. I hope to get another chance to watch one on another visit!
Have you had the time to watch a heron or egret as it quietly wades through the waters near you? Please share your sighting with a comment.