This Snowy Egret was spotted on June 7, 2016. The pretty, medium-sized wading bird, was fishing for frogs, small fish, or insects, at a man-made stream in The Villages, FL just off the Spanish Springs town square area. The little stream runs behind the Sharon auditorium and empties into Lake Mira Mar.
I shot these pictures in the early evening and there was a young Tri-colored Heron only a few feet away. I was standing on a little bridge over the stream to take the pictures. Each bird was on a different side just near the bridge. I tried hard to be still and quiet so I would not disturb the birds. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!