A Great Egret Catches a Small Fish.

A great egret grabs a small fish.

Great Egret, Marin County, California

It’s been raining lately here in Marin County.  I drove down the hill from my house and this great egret was standing in a seasonal pond.  During the winter it is connected to a larger body of water called Rush Creek which has fish in it and which drains into the Petaluma River and then into San Francisco Bay.   Fishing was good.  The egret caught lots of small fish, one fair-sized fish and something that looked like a crayfish.

It is mating season as evidenced by the nuptial plumes.

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About Jim Coda

I am a nature photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in photos of birds, mammals, and landscapes.
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6 Responses to A Great Egret Catches a Small Fish.

  1. Anthony says:

    Wow what a lovely and bold pic, we have little egrets round where I live which used to be considered rare round where I lived but now they are all over he place!

  2. Jma says:

    Perfect exposure on the bird ! It’s not easy with white wings ! We have great egrets in Europe too !

    Jean-Michel

  3. Pat Ulrich says:

    Another beauty, Jim — there’s just something about a flooded landscape with emergent vegetation that fascinates me.

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