Reddish Egrets, like many large wading birds, will disperse from their breeding grounds in the late summer - which is how the bird above ended up in North Carolina where I could see it. I spent several minutes watching it feed - dancing, spinning, flying, and twirling more than an olympic figure skater. Nearby birds seemed static in comparison to the comical grace of the Reddish. A flock of Brown Pelicans, another bird back from the brink, flushed it deep into the marsh, far out of view. I was left with a vivid memory of this energetic bird, and some photos - perfect for the August edition of Life Through The Lens.
Ready to strike