Fishing Egrets

A couple of nights ago Snowy Egrets fished as I watched from the shore.



This entry was posted in Egrets, Summer 2009.


  1. Jamie July 2, 2009 at 9:56 pm #

    Its not often that we see the egret’s feet up close…I didn’t realize they were so yellow. It looks like he stepped on freshly painted curbs or a newly lined road! Question back to you: what kinds of natural advantage do egrets gain by having the bright yellow feet?

  2. Tony Pratt July 5, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    Well, I have seen them use their feet when fishing. They shake their feet back and forth in front of them as they stare into the water. My guess is that the bright yellow color of the feet helps scare the bait fish into swimiiming and the beack does the rest.

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