Just as we were leaving the Colusa NWR we saw not one amazing sight, but two!
First, we saw this great egret swallow down a mouse he'd caught. He gulped it down so quickly that if we'd driven by a few seconds later, we would have missed the entire thing.
As often as we've gone birding, I've never actually seen a bird catch anything and eat it...
And then, a few feet ahead of the egret, we spotted this kestrel hovering over the field, looking for a meal of his own. He hovered in place and it was one of the coolest things I've ever seen a bird do!
Although we didn't see him catch anything, it sure was a memorable experience!