This video shows how flexible the Egret’s neck is while preening its feathers. This bird is so white, I can’t imagine how difficult it is to keep itself so brilliantly clean that it shines in the sunlight.
Its plumage seems like silky strands of flowing hair instead of the kind of stiff looking feathers that a bird generally has. It really is a beautiful bird to see in person.
I was so lucky the footage in this next video – one day on an impulse I got a ride to the wetlands and walked for a while, through some large mud puddles even. Then I spotted this glowing figure in a tree, it was almost like a ghost.
The Egret took flight and landed about 15 feet from me and began its hunt for dinner.
Its a heron? its a stork? NO!! Its Great White Egret!!!
Watching, waiting… with stillness that is unmatched.
This bird knows just when to strike.
My favorite picture of the lot.
Meep? What happened, you are so thin from the front!!
Posed to strike.
Prey swallowed in one swift GULP!
Gracefully curved neck.
It strikes like a cobra!
I love how it thrusts its beak into the air and then walks slowly with its body, seeming as though it needs to catch up with its own neck.
Another successful catch.
I haven’t been posting for a while because I got to go on a mini-vacation to my sister’s house. Its always nice to visit family and take a break from the daily happenings of my life. Also to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Boy how I didn’t miss the traffic!
But don’t worry I didn’t forget about taking photos and videos while I was away 😀
So while I was in town I visited a place which I had seen Peacocks before. I wasn’t sure if they would still be there… but they were! And there were many more than I had seen before!
There were two males and at least 3 females. Sorry for some of the shaky footage, I was very excited to see these birds.. they seem like a legend that you couldn’t imagine was real until you see them yourself.
Here are a couple feathers we found on the ground as a souvenir: