Found One, Reddish Egret

Found One, Reddish Egret

This is a bird even wildlife photographers don’t know. Reddish Egret.

Found One, Reddish Egret
Found One, Reddish Egret

They have a very small habitat, far south coastal salt marshes. Mostly around mangrove swamps I believe. That is where we found this one, in Florida.

Found One, Reddish Egret
Found One, Reddish Egret

Climate change has made the ‘red tide’ algae move closer to shore in warm weather. It is deadly to anything that stays in the water for any amount of time.

Found One, Reddish Egret
Found One, Reddish Egret

These beautiful Egrets are trapped in the small territory they need. Their numbers are shrinking rapidly.

Found One, Reddish Egret
Found One, Reddish Egret

Reddish Egrets almost look and act like some Herons, but they have unique fishing methods…they dance to make shadows on the water to help find prey and hide sun glare.

One of the great wildlife photo series to catch is a Reddish Egret fishing.  The plan is to do just that.

2 thoughts on “Found One, Reddish Egret”

  1. Glad you got to see this delightful wading bird! Great description – they are so fun to watch. We usually see them at Merritt Island NWR up near Kennedy Space Center, and at Ding Darling NWR on Sanibel Island on the Gulf coast.

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