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Taxonomy: Order Pelecaniformes >> Family Ardeidae >> Genus Egretta

Reddish Egret (Unique ID: 664)
Reddish Egret
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Species: Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens)
Location: Fort De Soto Park, Florida, United States
Age: adult     Plumage: basic/non-breeding     Activity: foraging/eating
Sex: ---     Visibility: full body     Quantity: single
Photographer: Judd Patterson     Date: July 13, 2006
Equipment: Canon EOS 30D and Canon 300mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 6.8

Notes: It is always interesting to watch a Reddish Egret run back and forth in the ocean, with wings spread wide, as it chases after fish. It was an even bigger treat to watch this feeding "dance" by a much rarer white morph.


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