Birdwatching on the Morning Drive

The Egret is as still as a statue.

I have been in traffic while driving toward Moss Landing from Santa Cruz more often then I prefer.  I have noticed Snowy Egrets, (Egretta thula), standing as still at statues around the wetland areas, almost at Moss Landing.  It’s nice to observe some birdlife while still in the comfort of my car.  If you watch closely you may see the statues move quickly and BOOM, they’ve caught a meal!  Be careful and slow down as the speed limit declines through the Moss Landing area – there are many Egrets and Gulls out and about!

Caught a worm.

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