Saturday, May 2, 2009

Camera-Critters #56: Great Egret (大白鷺), Ardea alba

This series photos of Great Egret were taken during our trip to Yilan two weeks ago.  We have posted photos from that trip at our blog of ABC Wednesday of April 22.

Great Egrets are migratory birds and will fly back to the North this month.  They are very shy and will not let us get any closer.

The little white dots in the rice field are butterflies, which we have also showed a detail photo at our ABC Wednesday blog of April 22.

One of the hallmark of the Great Egret is the S shape of its long neck.  You can click on the photos to have a closer look.

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Chriss said...

Absolutely beautiful photos. I'm so happy I stumbled on your blog as it's fascinating. Have a wonderful weekend.

Corey~living and loving said...

These are great. I tried to get some shots of egrets recently, and they are soooooooooooooo shy. they kept flying away. :(

happy CC to you!

Karen said...

Those are very nice photos !!

The Egret looks so graceful..

Me said...

Great pictures for CC! Have a great weekend. Regards, Mama's Words

Marie Reed said...

The white contrast against the green is breathtaking!

Nadia Mendes said...

Amazing photos! They are great!
My Best wishes, Nadia

Salty said...

Such a graceful bird and you captured it well!

Very nice blog you have here!

Ackworth born said...

What a beautiful bird and excellent you managed to get as close as you did.

Rajesh said...

Amazing snaps. The bird in the flight is captured excellently.

Denise said...

Oh how very beautiful! Their snowy white feathers really show on that lush green background. Excellent photos!

Sunshine4Life said...

They are beautiful! So elegant.

Got some feathered mamal too at my entry this week.

See ya!


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