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Don says: One of my favorite birds to watch is the Reddish Egret. Unlike many other egrets and herons that stalk their prey, Reddish Egrets dance around in the shallows and dislodge minnows from their hiding spots. The egrets extend their wings out in front of themselves to cut down on the glare in the water and provide shade (and apparent safety) for the minnows. This method is often referred to as “canopy” fishing.