Great White Egret having seafood for lunch

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While bicycling near Aransas Bay in Rockport, Texas, we spotted a beautiful great white egret with its fresh catch. (Click on photos to enlarge)

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This great white egret, standing at least 3-feet, is distinguished from other white egrets by its yellow bill and black legs and feet

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Taking a pause … the mullet is still wiggling some in the grass.

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But, not for long. Now it’s in the right position …

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One or two more gulps …. this egret appears to be in breeding plumage, because of the delicate ornamental feathers on its back.

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Only tail remains outside bill … head of fish is evident on left of throat …

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Outline of fish can be seen as it slips down the great white egret’s throat.
Amazing.

Photos: Julianne G Crane

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