Breakfast To Go
A great egret flies across the marsh pond during the early morning hours with a fresh caught fish. Normally birds like egrets will gulp down a fish right at the spot where they caught it, but sometimes, when so many are after the same thing, it’s wiser to go with take away!
Wonderful image. The shadows are great, color of the eye and beak, just great.
I truly appreciate your very kind comments and I’m happy you enjoyed this photo!
Wow Phil, a truly wonderful shot, excellent job.
Hey thanks Jan!
Wowww, che scatto magnifico!!
Grazie Pat! 🙂
Smart move! I see his feet are not yet streamlined — this must have been a bit after he took off. Bet he can’t wait to get that fresh treat down!
He did just take off and in a hurry too! There were several other egrets and some great blue herons in the area all of which would be happy to take away the fish.
Wonderful light and action, Phil.
Thanks Steve, I don’t often see the wading birds fly with a fish, usually they just gulp it down quickly.
The poor fish is still gasping for oxygenated water. What a clear photo, Phil.
It was a bad day for the poor fish but good for the egret who managed to hold on to his breakfast.
I like take away for the same reason….. 😀
You and me both! 😀
Such detail, Phil! Would it have been taking the food to young ones somewhere?
I’m happy you liked this egret shot Maggie! Oh he ended up eating the fish himself, he just wanted to move to a more quiet and secure location without the vultures (other egrets and herons) staring at him. 🙂
He looks so pleased with his catch, Phil. Stunning capture. Apart from the legs and beak, he could be an origami egret. 🙂
Maybe I should try making origami egrets, that would give me something to do on rainy days. 🙂
Well, there you go. You can thank me for the idea when you see how they turn out. 🙂
Unfortunately I think I already know how they will turn out. 😕
Great photo. Interesting to note the different positioning of the feet.
Yeah I’m not quite sure what he was doing with that one foot, it looked a bit odd.
Sometimes they get a hurt foot and it’s noticeable when they fly.
Brunch for one ‘on-the-go’. Smart egret!
he forgot the chips to go with his fish.