|The Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) with its lovely white plumage and expressive eyes|
|Lunging forward for the kill|
I caught site of this specimen along Dry Creek in Westminster while out for a bike ride. Since it was the first one I had seen in the state, I almost crashed into a large Cottonwood in my haste to dismount and lunge, dare I say it, Snowy Egret-like after the shot. I stood around for quite a bit while it gracefully strolled around in the mud, only to reach forward in staccato bursts after some tasty morsel.
|Gee, no dinosaur like qualities here! Beware the bill!|