2023—Great Catch!

Watching Snowy Egrets hunt in the shallow waters of North Beach at Fort De Soto at the edge of Tampa Bay was not only fascinating but impressive. They could see tiny fish swimming by and that seemed to trigger a stalking crouch. Then they would follow their prey crouched and ready to pounce a few steps later. It was rare that they came up with nothing in their beaks. This tiny fish wriggled in the Egret’s beak for a couple of seconds before being flipped into the air, caught again, and swallowed in one gulp.

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