Dec 10 2009
Another beauty from beyond the bounds of southwestern Pennsylvania, this photo by Chuck Tague is one of my favorite pictures of all time.
Great egrets are unusual in the Pittsburgh area. We see three to six per year during migration and I have never, ever seen one do this but Chuck spends his winters in Florida and has more opportunities than I do.
Chuck tells me this wingspread pose is a fishing strategy. To me it is angelic.
(photo by Chuck Tague)