Monday, April 21, 2008

Little Egret

In the 17th up to the 19th century the plumes of this bird were in great demand to make hats, and hunting had reduced this bird population to dangerously low levels. But Conservation laws helped protect this bird and its population has come back strongly.
In the first photograph, the bird is quietly stalking its prey the bird then, at the right moment, uses its long beak to spear through its prey.
In the second photograph the bright white plumes of the bird, are clearly reflected even in the muddy water.

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