Great Egret With A Large Shad

Spotting Great Egrets at James W. Trimble Lock And Dam 13

If you’re looking for a unique bird-watching experience, look no further than James W. Trimble Lock And Dam 13 near Barling, Arkansas. During this time of year, you can witness Great Egrets catching fish in the most interesting ways. These graceful birds will perch themselves right against the Dam wall and use it to their advantage. And the best part? They don’t seem to mind the fishermen nearby.

Great Egret With A Large Shad


But beware, if you show up with a camera instead of fishing gear, these Egrets will definitely take notice. You’ll also attract the attention of the fishermen, who become curious as to why you have a camera instead of a fishing rod. Trust me, most people don’t even realize these birds are there until I point them out. They’ve become so used to them that they don’t even see them anymore.

So, pack your camera and head on down to James W. Trimble Lock And Dam 13 for a one-of-a-kind bird-watching experience. You won’t regret it!


  • Date Taken: June 16, 2014
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 sec.
  • ISO: 800
  • Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV
  • Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D

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