Monday, August 3, 2009

Great Egret flops to win fish

Eastern Great Egret (Ardea modesta) launches from a paperbark today at Tyto.

Bird then made a surprise belly-flop into the deep water and came away with large fish.

Not the standard egret fishing technique. But the big swallow certainly was!

Also flying after leaving the water, a White-browed Crake (Amaurornis cinerea) leaves a series of droplets in its wake.


James said...

Nice report, I love that first photo of the egret taking off from it's perch. Excelent shot!

Boobook said...

Lovely photos Tony. I didn't realise they caught such big fish!

Tyto Tony said...

Thanks James.

Hi Boobook: Those long necks seem able to expand forever!

Lucky said...

Hi Tony,

Just found your blog and it's bloody terrific. Added to my favourites so I will be back :)

Lucky (BirdingOz)

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