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Great egret catching crayfish on Grayson Creek

By Gary Bogue
Thursday, August 4th, 2011 at 6:10 am in Great egret.

Great egret catches crayfish in Grayson Creek. Photo by Dave Harper, Oakley, CA
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Gary:
Here’s a great egret catching a crayfish on Grayson Creek.
Dave Harper, Oakley, California

Dave:
On my way home from work, I often see one of these big white herons stalking crayfish and frogs in the tidal marsh area at the Martinez Marina offramp off  northbound 680 at the south end of the Benicia Bridge. They just walk slowly along in the water, head cocked, eyes focused, until … BAM! Another frog or crayfish dinner goes sliding down the inside of that long neck. Great photos! /Gary

Great egret swallowing crayfish caught on Grayson Creek. Photo by Dave Harper, Oakley, CA
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