I realize now, that many of you have never seen the mating ritual of the American Egret. This photo attempts to capture the "dance". The Egret begins from a crouched position and repeatedly extends legs and neck while pointing the beak skyward. This is all an effort to attract a mating partner.
Thank you all for the many wonderful comments on the mating display shot from yesterday, Yes..SEX does sell !!! (or in this case, just generate interest) :-)