Monday, 22 December 2008

Special birds: Great White Egret

Though a large heron Great White Egret Egretta alba is nevertheless a very graceful bird, particularly when in flight. They breed in reedbed colonies around wetlands, often mixed in with other herons and egrets. There are particularly good numbers in Hungary and Romania. They rove in winter rather than migrate proper and in some places are resident and easy to find in that season. Note that there is a Grey Heron and a Eurasian Spoonbill amongst the egrets in this photo.

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