zondag 10 januari 2010

Great White

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.

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Mooie serie Jeroen, Vandaag (18-1-10) eindelijk ook mijn 'eerste'great white kunnen platen na vele mislukte eerdere pogingen in een schuiltentje. Vandaag vanuit de mobiele schuilhut was het eindelijk raak!

    Ronald Kamphuis

  2. Mooi zo Ronald!
    Hier in de polder worden ze steeds algemener hoewel het nog een uitdaging blijft ze er goed op te krijgen. Het koude winter weer heeft daar wel wat bij geholpen.


    Jeroen Stel

  3. Hello Dude,

    Really, you have created a nice site about wild life photography. The Great Egret is a large bird with all-white plumage that can reach one meter in height, weigh up to 950 grams and a wingspan of 165 to 215 cm. It is thus only slightly smaller than the Great Blue or Grey Heron. It has a slow flight, with its neck retracted. Thanks for sharing it....

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