Snowy Egrets at Cheyenne Bottoms
A couple posts ago I mentioned that I had found some Snowy Egrets gathered at an outflow the refuge, but the afternoon light was all wrong for getting any great shots of them, as illustrated in the above image. I vowed to return the next morning when the rising sun would be at my back and hoped that the birds would also return in the morning.
And return they did. I hit the bonanza here!
I spent two hours here, shooting hundreds of shots, as the egrets fought for position, grabbed minnows, and sometimes larger fish that were stunned as they tumbled over the rocks.
At times, I felt this scene was almost too perfect, the birds often positioned themselves in perfect composition, the light was bright enough to give me some depth of field and yet still shoot at a high enough shutter speed to freeze wing action, and at one point, even a great Egret joined the fray.
And the action was continuous.
Love the “hair” of the bird in the lower right.
Aerial battles sprang up from time to time.
Finally the show had to come to an end …
… and that presented me with a couple more nice opportunities. A morning to remember!
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