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Great Egret Chicks with Mother

Image # 1D2_00121

Waccatee Zoo Rookery near Myrtle Beach, SC

Canon 600L/f4 IS

ISO 400, f/8, 1/500 second

Evaluative Metering at 0

Gitzo 1329/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick



It was amazing watching the feeding behavior displayed here, when the adult would come in with food in her throat, and the chicks would then start calling and clamping their beaks on hers, to try and be the one to get the food. I have quite a few shots demonstrating this behavior, with a tangle of heads, bills and wings, but chose this one as it is a bit 'cleaner.'