A Drive-thru lunch….
Well actually, let’s call it a “Fly Thru Lunch” instead.
I looked out my back window last week and was amazed to see a Great White Egret walking around the hillside! [In case you aren’t familiar with them they stand almost 5 feet tall!]
So I did what all good little bloggers do, RAN for my camera.
He was stalking something in the brush…
He pounced! He definitely got something (lizard? mouse? snake?) Don’t know.
Then he just started strolling…
Looking for another Fly Thru Restaurant, I guess….
The Great Egret feeds in shallow water or drier habitats, feeding mainly on fish, frogs, small mammals, and occasionally small reptiles and insects, spearing them with its long, sharp bill most of the time by standing still and allowing the prey to come within its striking distance of its bill which it uses as a spear. It will often wait motionless for prey, or slowly stalk its victim. Wikipedia