10 June 2022

Unusual fishing tactics... Woodbridge Island

Unusual fishing tactics from a little egret in the Diep River, Woodbridge Island – catching a fish while semi in-flight (with feet slightly in the water).

Normally they just wade on the side of the river - catching and quickly swallowing much smaller fish. This was the first time I've witnessed any little egret flying towards the middle of the river doing this manoeuvre and fly off to the other side.

Little Egret Fishing in The Diep River, Woodbridge Island - Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Little Egret Fishing - Diep River, Woodbridge Island Cape Town

 Location: Diep River / Woodbridge Island (Cape Town)

Canon Equipment (Birds In Flight Photography)
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera body
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens

Canon Exposure / Focus Settings
  • Manual Mode Settings / Lens AF On
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length 400mm
  • Auto ISO (ISO 400)
  • Continuous Shooting Mode (10 fps) / AI Servo
  • AI Servo / AF Mode Option (Wide Zone AF / Case 1)
  • No Lens IS / Handheld

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