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As SuperStorm Sandy moved inland over New Jersey Tuesday morning, Long Island Sound continued to feel its effects. Although not as strong as twelve hours earlier, the wind now out of the southwest kicked up the Sound waves and made for another flooding high-tide.
The first heron seen here shows the Great Egret in the forward-leaning pose using its long extended neck, and dagger yellow bill to catch fish. The second heron is the Snowy Egret seen shuffling its feet to stir up the fish and using its dagger black bill to catch them.
The Great Blue Heron is a tall gray bird with white about the head to mark as seen here. There's plenty of fish in the Long Island Sound mid-tide mudflat ecosystem, but this heron is just resting from its migratory flight south.
Lived here 20 years and never saw this one. A neighbor said he saw this fawn swimming in from one of the Thimble Islands, which are about a mile off shore. A few minutes later the fawn safely ran into the nearby woods. A large Deer population in Connecticut at times is problematic, for the traffic accidents and carrying ticks infected with Lyme's Disease.
Fish is the main food for Great Egrets on the Long Island Sound. When feeding, assumes an eager forward-leaning pose, neck extended.