Egrets, although a bit awkward on the ground, are graceful in flight, and their landings are something else!
Just look at this three step attempt at alight-enment.
He really know how to use his body -- and five plus-foot wing-span -- to best advantage. Here he is, soaring over the creek in heavy rain.
And another landing ---
I'd like to say "Not a feather our of place" but then I'd be ignoring that gorgeous down.
I'm always glad when I can photograph an egret. They are shy and become aware of me from great distances. Catching them in flight is a treat.