I love egrets let me count the ways: they have so much dignity, they are happy to be alone, they know what they like (shallow wetlands, cloudy skies, fish) and they go for it. And they are so beautiful, whether just standing there, or flying high in the sky. I go to the wetlands bird sanctuary in Cape May, New Jersey every summer. I trek in the hot sun, binoculars and camera in hand. Sometimes I have to glimpse them from afar, but sometimes they let me get up close and personal. This great white egret actually let me watch him as he plucked his lunch out of the water. He was majestic and beautifully feathered, but also, humorous with that little silver fish dangling from his mouth. He seemed to pose for his portrait. Hope he likes it.