What Stands Around A Lot and Is Ready to Strike?

Above. Photo by Mehmet Karatay.

There is not much to say about the Great Egret that is not already said. The egrets I have seen are white, so they are easier to spot than, say a bird of a duller color, a bird smaller in size, or a bird that is always on the move. The egret spends a vast amount of time standing in the water. When in flight, I have seen them have a small turning radius and turn around in mid-air fast. There is something instinctual and predatory about them that brings out the primitiveness in all of us.

In these pictures and videos, I should have captured the Great egret (Ardea alba) on video. The second option this creature can be is the Snowy egret (Egretta thula).

Another animal, the wild horse, not only brings out our own animal nature but also is the material for lore and legends. See Chapter 9: Wild Horses that Mind Their Own Business.


  1. This Side of the Hemisphere: Easy Access to Wildlife
  2. Saved by a Tin Bag
  3. Revenge of the Jungle Ants
  4. The Bird from Heaven
  5. The “Research” Center
  6. TBD
  7. What A Cow Would Do That a Sane Person Would Not Do
  8. What Stands Around A Lot and Is Ready to Strike?
  9. Wild Horses that Try to Mind Their Own Business
  10. Birds Take Turns to Pick Up Food
  11. TBD
  12. The Dizzying Calls of This “Concert” Bird
  13. The Birds That Keep Their Distance
  14. TBD
  15. TBD


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