Most of the recent Egret photographs have been against the early sun. These were shot further down the same trail. The difference being I had the sun on my left, not in my face.
This bird was leaving the water, flying up into the rookery cypress trees.
When dodging around the sun, looking to hide from the glare, I try to stand behind the shade of one of those big Cypress. It limits my field of vision but if the sun is too bright you have no vision in the view finder. I was lucky the Egret flew up and not further out into the swamp.