The great white egret filmed on the Wisconsin shore of the Mississippi flyway eats a lot of fish, but its menu is long and varied, except it can't digest plants.

The great white consumes crustaceans, frogs, newts, tadpoles, toads, salamanders, aquatic insects such as worms, flies, mayflies, water striders, and small animals such as birds, mice, rats, rabbits, and squirrels. To me, egrets seem to be eating most of the time, but they can get along on one ample meal a day.

Nature photographer and editor Glen Loyd lives on the Rock River in Janesville. Glen is a community blogger and not part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the Gazette staff or management. Glen is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.

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