This is the last of the posts about our trip to Blackwater and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. It was a very windy morning that my husband and I photographed two kinds of Egrets along the main drive of the refuge. We used the car as a blind – rolling down the windows on the driver’s side (I was in the back seat) and stopping whenever we spotted something we wanted to photograph. The sequence below is of a Snowy Egret…fishing with the wind ruffling its feathers.
A little further along another Snowy Egret sat still for a portrait (face and yellow feet)!
A Great Egret caught a fish!
After than action – it continued to search for food. I missed the beginning of the action and the bird must have been frustrated because it didn’t come up with a fish!
This was a very different experience from the Egret Rookery in Dallas (see post here) where the birds were nesting rather than searching for food.