Swoop for Your Supper!

I love to watch Sammy the Snowy Egret swoop for his supper.

He alights on the edge of a salt marsh just as the waters approach the hour of low tide, stranding fish and crustaceans alike in diminishing pools…

Then he scans the shallows with sharp golden eyes, looking for tiny ripples…

Next he silently launches and swoops low, dangling his gorgeous golden toes…

And the moment he sees a creature rise in hunger or flee in fear…

Down darts his spear of a beak and it’s suppertime for Sammy!

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