Taking one more tour of the Black Point Wildlife Drive in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, this time solo, I don’t see many birds. It’s windy, cold by local standards, and a tad overcast: hardly ideal birding conditions.
But then I round a corner on this 20 MPH road and see a solitary bird leaping about while hunting. I get some shots and later confirm my suspicion: This is the reddish egret, behaving just as described.
It is a very active forager,
often seen running, jumping, and spinning in its pursuit of fish.
And a new bird for me, hurray!