zondag 10 januari 2010
I recently called a post "Little White" wich was about the Sanderlings on the UK beach where i host my Grey Seal workshops. Now i thought it was time for a post on "Great Whites". The sharks..??? no...i am sorry...we are still talking about birds..
The Great White i refer to is the Great Egret (Casmerodius alba) wich is a winter visitor to our country and is usually quite hard to approach but as winter is kicking in over here and temperatures are dropping hard the Great Egrets have become more easy to get close to. And so here's a small species report on these beautiful Egrets.
There is a place where the Great Egrets gather at night to rest near my home and this is always my starting point for photographing these white hunters. From there on i head out to different streams in the area where i can find them fouraging.