Great Egret With A Large Shad

By | July 27, 2020

I enjoy going to James W. Trimble Lock And Dam 13 near Barling, Arkansas this time of year to watch the Great Egrets catching fish. One of the interesting things is that some birds will get right up against the Dam wall and use it to help them catch fish. They also don’t care that people are fishing nearby.

The Egrets pay little attention to people fishing but if you show up with a camera instead of fishing equipment, they will pay attention. You will also get some attention from the people fishing because they become curious why you have a camera. I have figured out that most don’t even see these birds until I point them out. They have become so used to these birds; they don’t notice them.

Great Egret With A Large Shad
Great Egret With A Large Shad


  • Location: James W. Trimble Lock And Dam 13 (Arkansas)
  • 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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