On my recent hike during a rain storm, I ended up at a lake in the early morning hours to find a number of snowy egrets hunting for fish. In this 4K wildlife video, you’ll see the egrets flying slowly in the air and quickly dipping their beaks into the water to catch minnows. I slowed the footage down to 60% so you could see more detail on how they do this.
In the past, I’ve seen these birds hunt but they were always standing in the water and not flying. This was a first for me to see.