Photo-a-day retirement

By mpp26

Great egret lunch time

Saw this beautiful great egret on the Canning river today. It was fishing - first shot is with the beak full of fish, second shot you can see it going down the long throat (the neck is two and a half times the body length), and then it flew off.

They are the only bird where the gape passes the eye, so they can open the beak very very wide.

for some other bird shots from today click here

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