Great Egret

Great Egret at the forebay pond at Lake Elkhorn. I searched for the egret a week prior with no success at Elkhorn. Several people had seen it recently and my husband saw it early morning a day prior to my sighting. I found it in the forebay pond as I was at the east end of the lake. I was about to head back and find the heron that flew west when I saw white in the swamp ahead. I stood out at the edge of the recently flooded shore and got a bunch of shots.

I hung around in the mud for about an hour waiting for it to move back to no avail. I joked that I was playing chicken with the egret to see which of us was going to move away (me) or move closer (egret) first and that the egret won.

Lens - Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD @ 400m on Nikon D5500