Great Egret: Gone Fishin’ … in Wedding Finery

Great Egrets are paradoxical: they combine intense eyes and imposing bills set atop feathered steel cable necks with delicate plumage as fine as a bridal veil.

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Hummingbirds: Speed Freaks of the Bird World

Hummingbirds can shoot off in every direction at once. They live one fast paced existence. (If you turn the sound up, you’ll be able to hear the hum as they fly.)

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Great Blue Heron gives up Gar to juvenile Bald Eagle.

A Great Blue Heron caught a good sized fish, a Gar.  The only trouble is that Gars have teeth like alligators, and herons usually swallow their catch head first. Uh oh. Then a juvenile Bald Eagle decided he would take the fish. Okay, says the heron. Who’s gonna argue with a bird that’s got 400 pounds of pressure per square inch in his talons?
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