Cattle Egret and Frog

We thought we were watching a young, juvenile egret, but an experienced birder told us it was a cattle egret. A little bit rare for this area. The cattle egret is quite short and spends most of its time in fields rather than streams or ponds. I couldn't believe it when all of a sudden it had a large frog that it was flinging around. Good for the egret! Not so good for the frog.

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Taken 2:53 PM on October 28, 2015
Uploaded 6:41 AM on October 29, 2015
Posted in Wildlife
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • ƒ/6.3
  • 1/320 sec.
  • 600 mm
  • 2000 ISO
Maple Grove, MN
Map of Maple Grove, MN


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