A Little Egret Catches Fish at RSPB Ham Wall

A Little Egret Catches Fish at RSPB Ham Wall

A couple of weeks ago Grace and I took a trip to RSPB Ham Wall. We saw SO many wonderful things including dragonflies – one of which is on my Instagram feed – a grey heron (photos to follow of his interaction with a swan!), butterflies, a marsh harrier, cormorants, tufted ducks and white herons. We ventured out to the furthest hide on the reserve which was on two levels and, as a result, one of the things I was really pleased to be able to photograph was this Little Egret as it caught it’s afternoon meal. As you can see, fish was on the menu! It was a beautiful day and I really enjoyed the way the reeds reflected on the water as well.

Little Egret Catching Fish at RSPB Ham Wall
Little Egret RSPB Ham Wall
Little Egret Ham Wall

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33 Comments

  1. September 1, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    I love examining your pics, you get better and better. The ones where it’s wings are folded inwards is fab!

  2. August 31, 2016 / 9:20 am

    Amazing set of photos; you’ve captured this so well my lovely πŸ™‚ xox

  3. August 29, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Beautiful photos, you’ve captured him going for his meal perfectly and the reflections on the water really caught my eye. Lovely.

  4. August 28, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    What an amazing set of photos, and with such clarity. It must be amazing seeing the Egrets in full flight – they’re elegant birds
    #Sunday Photo

    • August 28, 2016 / 11:28 pm

      Thank you so much Tracey. They were a joy to watch – I could’ve stayed for so much longer!

  5. August 28, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    Stunning! I tried taking photos of seagull and all I have is blurry ones. Its just so hard to capture moving birds and you have mastered taking photos of them =) #mysundayphoto

    • August 28, 2016 / 11:33 pm

      Thank you so much Merlinda. What an amazing compliment x

  6. August 28, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    You must have a great deal of patience Victoria! Stunning photos. x

    • August 28, 2016 / 11:34 pm

      I have a LOT of that! To my advantage πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much Shaz x

  7. August 28, 2016 / 11:22 am

    Fantastic photos! They are stunning….You have such great timing x

    • August 28, 2016 / 11:35 pm

      Thank you so much Kim πŸ™‚

    • August 28, 2016 / 11:36 pm

      Thank you so much – I think I might have to do that! x

  8. August 28, 2016 / 10:41 am

    Wow those photos are incredible. Truly magnificent. Nature at it’s best. x

    • August 28, 2016 / 11:36 pm

      Thank you so much lovely x

  9. August 28, 2016 / 8:02 am

    Amazing photos, I love seeing your wildlife photos

    Thank you for linking up

    • August 28, 2016 / 11:43 pm

      Thank you so much Darren – and thank you for hosting.

    • August 28, 2016 / 11:45 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah πŸ™‚

  10. August 28, 2016 / 7:01 am

    Wonderful timing as always, such a delight to see you wildlife photos each week

    • August 28, 2016 / 11:46 pm

      Thank you so much Fiona πŸ™‚

  11. August 28, 2016 / 6:45 am

    What fabulous shots. I would have been thrilled to see an egret. I love the reflections too. #MySundayPhoto

    • August 28, 2016 / 11:47 pm

      Thanks Tara – I was over the moon to see them!

  12. August 28, 2016 / 5:57 am

    You know what catches my eye? The reflections in the water! That said, they’re great action shots. I have ot ask about the lighting; were these taken in harsh sunlight? It looks like they were, but that you won the batlle and got the exposure just right.

    • August 28, 2016 / 11:49 pm

      Thanks John – they did me too! Yes, they were taken in harsh sunlight and I was a bit worried that they would be over-exposed. I do take everything in RAW so it did mean I was able to adjust the exposure a bit!

  13. August 28, 2016 / 5:03 am

    These are simply stunning Victoria, so beautifully captured x

    • August 28, 2016 / 11:49 pm

      Thank you so much Cathy x

  14. August 28, 2016 / 1:08 am

    I love your bird photos. You take some amazing shots.
    I used to love going to Slimbridge and just sitting in the hides watching the various birds flying around.

    • August 28, 2016 / 11:50 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ I haven’t been to Slimbridge in years! I must get there.

    • August 28, 2016 / 11:51 pm

      Thank you so much Catherine. Me too! x

    • August 28, 2016 / 11:53 pm

      Thank you so much Louise x

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