Each of these birds was photographed hunting in the mud. They all have another thing in common. They never got dirty. And it’s some thick nasty stuff !
The Great Egret still pure white.
This Tricolored Heron, above, was foraging along a marsh bank.
The juvenile Yellow-crested Night Heron came the closest to being muddy. Up to the knees.
This Spoonbill landed knee deep with none of the mud touching his pink feathers.
So the question is… how do they do it ???