Some folks see shallow water ways along side of a highway as a boundary however, these riparian zones are an irreplaceable ecosystem for numerous species of mammals, fish, birds, insects, and vegetation near primary waterways (streams and lagoons). A late morning walk along a zone provided glimpses at a Great Egret while stalking, fishing, and feeding.
Piercing into water on a shallow trajectory.
Reorienting the catch to swallow.
Great opening its throat while preparing to swallow.
Rapid strike into shallows blows water into the air with dynamic force.