I wish these shots were sharper but no time to check camera settings much less set up a tripod. Enlarge these for a better look, unless you're squeamish. If you are you might like to avoid this post entirely,
In our area, voles are an important part of an egrets diet. We spotted this guy out in the meadow while on our usual walk. His whole body was quivering, much like a cat when it is after some prey.
Suddenly he lunged.
He didn't come up empty beaked!
"Let's see if I can get this thing lined up for a straight shot"
"Gulp, my mother told me never to chew my food"
"Look at me, aren't I the greatest?"
Linked to That's My World, Tuesday, hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia
World Bird Wednesday, hosted by Springman at Pine River Review