Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cattle Egrets of all shapes and sizes

In our blog of 24th April, Stewart had visited a breeding colony of Cattle Egrets Bubulcus ibis that was starting up. Now he returned to find thousands of birds in a colony in full swing, from incubating birds, to small juveniles, and others recently fledged.

Incubating adult. Going for a second brood or retrying after a first failure?

cute juveniles

feeling the heat - it regularly gets above 40 degrees celsius here!

adult on lookout duties

part of the colony

recently fledged hooligans

adult on guard

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