056/365 Western Reef Egret Egretta gularis

Todays image, number 056, is of a Western Reef Egret.  Very similar to our Little Egret that occurs in the UK, the main difference between them is that the Western Reef Egret has a yellowish bill, rather than black.  These were great birds to watch chasing small fry in the shallow waters on the beach.

Western Reef Egret, Egretta gularis, Red Sea, Egypt, April, 2009.
Canon 40D with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.