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Another photo from my recent bike trip to Mozambique...

One afternoon, while the rest of the riders were resting, I took a ride with my camera and telephoto lens to look for birds to shoot.

I found this Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) foraging in one of the lagoons at the river mouth. Notice the little fish it just caught.

This bird has a slender black bill. It also has black legs and contrasting yellow toes (which you can't see here, so I think I will post another photo of this bird which sshows it). Its call is a harsh 'waaark'.

My bird book says the following about it: "It feeds by dashing to and fro in shallow water in pursuit of prey. It usually forages alone." And that's what is so nice about bird watching, because now I have actually seen this bird do it, exactly as it is described in the book.

Photo taken at 500mm. I struggled with the exposure, and I think the bird's bright white body is too overexposed. Any comments and tips are welcome!

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