Putting On The Breaks

I was watching this egret fishing in the marsh pond a while back when it decided to take off but… at the exact instant before it took flight, the egret must have spotted something of interest because it stabbed at the water while forward momentum and raised wings were still driving it forward and upward! Whatever it was the egret saw managed to get away and the bird eventually did fly off, but this abrupt stop sure looks to me like it must have hurt! 

Egret Puts on the Breaks

31 thoughts on “Putting On The Breaks

    • Ouch is right Maggie!
      Alyce and I have been down with the flu for the past week so I’m not operating at full capacity here. Hope to be back humming along much better soon though.

    • Probably would have been some smoke on the landing gear if not for the water Sylvia. Thanks very much!
      Alyce and I have been down with the flu for the past week so I’m not operating at full capacity here. Hope to be back humming along much better soon though.

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