I live by the small lake Södergårdsviken, wich is well known for its rich birdlife. During 17 days this autumn (2010) a Great Egret stayed here to feed on the abundance of small fish. Great Egrets used to be more scarce in Sweden, but in the last decades their numbers has been increasing rapidly. Some people predict this species to become a breeding bird in Sweden in a near future. I could often see this bird from my house, and a photo hide by the water helped me to get closer. The shots I like most was taken on an early grey thursday morning.