Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Great Egret Hunting

While they are hunting, Great Egrets contort their neck into a variety of postures, from the familiar S-curve to fully elongated, sometimes with their head twisted to one side or the other. The three images above are all of the same bird, taken within a few minutes of each other. Click through the photo for a larger version.

On the same morning, I saw my first Forster's Tern at Donaldson Park. This is a species that I have seen many times at other locations, even within Middlesex County, but never before in my local park.