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.