Had another great evening in the wetlands.
When I get in t he car and leave the house I never know what the wetlands will bring me. Its always an adventure to see what presents itself as I start my walk about. And this evening was not different. I normally walk the path along Pacific Coast Highway to the middle section of the wetlands, but this time I decided to walk along the northern path and I'm glad I did. There wasn't one, but two reddish egrets fishing just on the opposite side of the northern pathway. Not only are they very elusive in the area, but they appear to fish differently than the snowy whites that frequent the area. These reddish egrets were approx the same size as the snowy whites (herons), but unlike the snowy whites who tend to move slowly and then quickly attack when fishing, these reddish egrets were giving chase and jumping / flying as they did so to catch their fish. It was rather entertaining to watch them. In addition to their fishing method they had a very intense look with head feathers fluffed while giving chase.
So the first 9 pictures of this post will only be of the reddish egret.
Once you get past those you'll see some of the usual suspects of the wetlands - the terns and a couple skimmers. Oh and I managed to get a few shots of a great white catching some fish.