Reddish egrets are my favorite wading birds. Unlike most other waders, they have no patience as they hunt for prey in the shallow back bays in tropical and subtropical coastal waters. They run and dance and cavort, pivoting on a dime, flapping their wings and sometimes shading with their wings to block the glare on the water. These photos were taken in December 2016 at Merritt Island NWR in Florida.
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