In The Mud, Birds Hunting - Click To Enlarge

In The Mud, Birds Hunting

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 !

In The Mud, Birds Hunting - Click To Enlarge
In The Mud, Birds Hunting – Click To Enlarge

The Great Egret still pure white.

In The Mud, Birds Hunting - Click To Enlarge
In The Mud, Birds Hunting – Click To Enlarge

This Tricolored Heron, above, was foraging along a marsh bank.

In The Mud, Birds Hunting - Click To Enlarge
In The Mud, Birds Hunting – Click To Enlarge

The juvenile Yellow-crested Night Heron came the closest to being muddy. Up to the knees.

In The Mud, Birds Hunting - Click To Enlarge
In The Mud, Birds Hunting – Click To Enlarge

This Spoonbill landed knee deep with none of the mud touching his pink feathers.

So the question is… how do they do it ???

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