Cattle Egret Wave in a Paddy Field

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Last weekend, I was back in Melaka with my family. I made a short trip to a nearby paddy field in the late afternoon. No sighting of migratory raptor yet but there was a single Brahminy Kite pestering the Cattle Egrets in the field. This plot at the far end was covered in white. The were almost a hundred of them in that small patch looking for food.

Here is one individual with its snack.

Trying my luck with BIF. Here is a cropped image of the egret in flight.

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I'm a bird watcher, digiscoper, photographer and a licensed nature guide. Welcome to my 'A Malaysian Birder' blog. I will post my bird sightings and photographs on this blog. I started bird watching while studying in university. After graduating with a degree in forestry specializing in parks and recreation management, I have been attached to the parks and gardens industry. My past work experiences involve conducting environmental education program, bird watching and many more.

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