Great Egret Stalks A Lizard

Photos by Donna

A stalking Great Egret was quicker than I.  I saw it focused, but the egret was looking straight ahead and not down at the water’s edge.

What was he focused on?

A couple more steps, and the Great Egret reached out with that long neck and grabbed a lizard off a palm tree trunk.

The Great Egret had the lizard before I got my first shot.

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Great Egret with a lizard for a meal

I took over 30 photos and selected six more from them to show how the egret handled his meal, holding it tight and then shifting it.

Great Egret eating a lizard

And down the hatch the poor little lizard went….

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