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Big Grab

Big Grab

Greetings Everyone,

I was back at the Great Egret rookery this week and they were still busy building nests.

Most sticks gathered are thin and light but strong. This guy decided to grab a relatively large, waterlogged branch which slowed him down a bit as he rose from the water. When he made his turn my way *BAM* I got him.

The really cool green area near his bill is called the lore. This bright green coloration only occurs during the breeding season.

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Thanks for looking.


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Glen Allen16-Dec-2008 03:10
Amazing capture.. big vote!!
Larry Daugherty 17-Oct-2008 15:39
An excellent shot with perfect timing!
Sid 28-Sep-2008 16:10
Wow. Outstanding indeed!
Frank Comisar28-Mar-2008 11:52
Wow! Outstanding shot. Interesting light; interesting moment. Well done.