The big wading birds are tall, but really thin. A head on shot is hard to focus and usually not very interesting. I avoid them, but here the returning Egret came from the wrong direction. Well, he thought it was fine.
At least he came in ‘wide’ so I had something to focus on.
In almost all cases nesting materials are brought in from either the right or left side of the rookery. That’s why I wasn’t ready for these shots. I assume this Egret went the length of the swamp for a new ‘hunting’ ground of twigs.