Snowball’s Big Score

This past week I saw this snowy egret doing some early morning fishing in the salt marsh. Normally we see snowys catch little minnows and tiny glass shrimp, but this guy clearly wanted a big breakfast. He plucked himself a nice size fish out of the water which should keep the little fellow full for a while!

Snowy with Fish

Snowy with Fish

24 thoughts on “Snowball’s Big Score

    • Those egrets are just soooo white it’s often tough to hold detail in their feathers, but in this case even the fish looks pretty good. Well, at least to us, the fish might tell a different story if he were still around to tell it. πŸ™‚ Yikes!

    • We have a friend with a pond like that and they have a great blue heron that will ‘visit’ on occasion. They are not happy when the heron plucks out on of their prizes.
      Thanks for checking out these photos.

    • Oh yeah they are experts at it! Sometimes I will patiently wait for a bird to grab a fish and when they keep missing I tend to get critical but then I realize I couldn’t do it. πŸ™‚

  1. What a colossal treat! Wait…with all the recent posts about accidental loss of a catch, this guy was able to keep and feast on it, right? πŸ™‚

    • He did seem especially proud of his big breakfast catch and unfortunately he didn’t have all his friends around to show it off. But, it very likely did fill him up nicely. πŸ™‚

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