This prey, no matter the size, did not give up easily. The bird was under water and splashing for a long time.
When I first spotted the Egret he was just standing at the edge of an old rice field. Moving slow watching the water.
In a split second he dove right down, not a typical quick grab.
The fish must have kept slipping away because the Egret stayed under splashing around.
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I never did get a clear view of what he caught but from behind it didn’t look all that big.
At the end he was pleased with himself so it must have been good.