Morning glide

I spend a lot on the Back Hall River in Old Lyme, CT. These wetlands give you a change to photograph Osprey, Eagles, Heron, Little and Great Egrets. I liked the head on shot of this Great Egret. The shot is cropped by 50% and I adjusted the hightlights and clarity in Lightroom 6.
Camera Model Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Shooting Date/Time 08/02/18, 08:47:38
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE, Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/2500
Av(Aperture Value) 8.0, Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation 2/3, ISO Speed 400
Lens TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD A011
Focal Length 552.0mm, Image Quality RAW.
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Nice incoming pose. I might try just a little additional sharpening. Consider removing the bright white blobs in the lower right as they pull the eye away from your subject.

A very unusual angle for this species, Peter. I like that. I agree with Dave about removing the out of focus birds from the lower right. The face looks sharp to my eye. I think a little more light on the face and beak would be an improvement as the bright neck and shoulders tend to draw my eye toward them rather than the face.