I was so pleased with these shots of a little egret (kosagi). I just happened to have the camera on “sports mode”¬†and pre-zoomed to 360mm when the egret flew by, allowing me to get quite close shots of the action! It also oblingingly circled around for a second pass, slightly higher with the blue sky behind. What a kind bird!
(By the way, the black specks on the bird’s feathers are plant seeds.)

Order: Ciconiiformes; Family: Ardeidae
English: Little Egret; Japanese: kosagi
Scientific: Egretta garzetta

Location: near Hyoutan Pond (google map)