Just a few images taken 4 years ago today at Fort De Soto’s north beach. It was not a super busy day but I did get quite a few images that I like. I was in the lagoon when this Great Egret flew in, it was a slow approach to the landing and it gave me time to get quite a few images of it.
This Reddish Egret was very cooperative but I believe that was because it took the egret nearly 5 minutes to get the fish down its throat! Those spines looked… sharp! Kind of made my throat scratchy just watching it.
This Laughing Gull was hanging around the Reddish Egret, maybe it was hoping to steal the fish the egret had such a hard time swallowing. It sure looked lovely in it’s nonbreeding plumage on the dark green sea grasses.
*I’m probably packing to head out for my last camping trip of the year. Feel free to share this post with your friends & family!