When The Tide Goes Out

Little Egret Egretta garzetta

When the tide goes out to reveal shallow pools and masses of clumped seaweed it is time for the waders to come and feed.

Little Egret Egretta garzetta

This Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) does an odd little dance to agitate the water to stir up small fish and invertebrates on which it feeds.

Little Egret Egretta garzetta

Little Egret Egretta garzetta

Feel free to click the images to enlarge and click again to get even closer …

East Cowes, Isle of Wight. September 2019 © Pete Hillman.

24 thoughts on “When The Tide Goes Out

  1. How fascinating to see this egret and compare to those I’ve seen in Ted and Ellen’s photos. It seems rather like a Snowy Egret complete with the bright yellow feet. Lovely photos Pete!

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  2. Great shots, Pete. You’ve even managed to capture that light feathering on the egrets back in detail which is not easy. I’ve seen Silver Gulls down the beach at low tide doing that ‘stirring the sand’ with their feet motion.

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    • Thank you Vicki! It was lovely to watch its shuffling feet in the water, and then seeing its beak go down to pluck something out. Its feathers are very beautiful, and I am amazed how white they manage to keep them!

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