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Egret with Nesting Material
Taken at the Palo Alto Duck Pond in late afternoon. I watched this bird for several days go from the tree where its nest was over to the bushes to pick up some nesting material then back to the nest only to shortly repeat the process. This particular evening it once again went over to pick up another twig. It must have been ten minutes picking just the right one. Having watched this several times, I knew what the flight path was going to be and positioned myself so that the angle of the sun on the bird would be just right.