I was a little surprised to see this Great Egret out in the open at Lake Como.
Fishing at the water's edge this stately, pure white, heron like bird really stands out against the landscape.
Using its dagger like bill to capture prey,
which includes fish and the occasional aquatic mammal or bird.
Sexes are similar,
the bill is yellow and the legs are dark black.
It stood in an almost a frozen state as I approached for pictures,
getting to within 20 feet of this bird, perhaps even closer.
You can see here a little better how "out in the open" it was!
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