Tuesday, 27 October 2009

The early worm catches the bird

Another early start and another great bird spot. Cruising down the Nene at 8 a.m. (that's early for us) we saw what looked like a large white plastic bag caught in the branches of a tree. But as we got closer it was a white bird – a beautiful, snowy white egret. What an elegant bird it is, very reminiscent of a heron with its long pointed black beak and tall, slender legs – complete with comedy yellow feet. But it is that pure white plumage that makes it so handsome.
(Egret pic by 'Squeezyboy/Flickr)

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