The Ballerina, Tricolored Heron - click to enlarge

The Ballerina, Tricolored Heron

This Tricolored was out one morning doing the typical hunting dance. Drama and comedy at the same time.

The Ballerina, Tricolored Heron - click to enlarge
The Ballerina, Tricolored Heron – click to enlarge

Spreading their wings makes a shadow over the water and helps them spot prey. Even early light out here can cause a glare.

The Ballerina, Tricolored Heron - click to enlarge
The Ballerina, Tricolored Heron – click to enlarge

They also dance around kicking their feet (like a Snowy Egret) to flush out anything in the mud.

The Ballerina, Tricolored Heron - click to enlarge
The Ballerina, Tricolored Heron – click to enlarge

I need to be shooting before they go for a fish, lightning fast.

The Ballerina, Tricolored Heron - click to enlarge
The Ballerina, Tricolored Heron – click to enlarge

When the show is over they exit with a strut.

 

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