Juvenile Snowy Egret continues to build its hunting/fishing skills in the new wetlands marsh on the northwest acerage associated with the Arcata Wildlife Sanctuary. Arcata, California.
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Settling down on the water surface, Mallard Drake rises and thrashes his wings while throwing beads of water which appear as crystals mixed into a torrent of splashes.
Some folks see Egrets as regal, others think they are scary, in either case, the Snowy Egret is a patient, stealthy, swift acting skilled hunter as this image demonstrates.
Teal (green-winged, blue-winged, and cinnamon) seem to be to ducks what the Labrador Retriever (golden, yellow, black, and chocolate]) are to canines. Iridescent green flash the head and under wing of this well groomed drake.