Saturday, January 11, 2014

Eastern Great Egret, Chilka Lake

Chilka Lake which is around 55 kms from Puri is home for many birds. One can get to see many birds in this place during the winter months. But we were here in off season and we could still see Eastern Great Egret.



It is a large heron with all-white plumage and grow approximately 3.3 ft tall. They have yellow bill and black legs and feet.



The diet includes vertebrates such as fish, frogs, small reptiles, small birds and, invertebrates such as insects, crustaceans. 



The Eastern Great Egret hunts by wading or standing still in shallow water and "spearing" prey with its bill.

30 comments:

HansHB said...

Lovely photo!

eileeninmd said...

Pretty egrets and great shots, Rajesh! Happy weekend!

George said...

You got wonderful pictures of these egrets.

LindyLou Mac said...

I have only seen the much smaller egrets in reality. These giant ones look to be magnificent specimens.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A large egret nicely photographed -- I love watching them hunt..so patient.

Margaret Adamson said...

Beautiful shots of these Great Egrets.

Lowell said...

These shots could have been taken in Ocala. We have lots of Great Egrets and I think they're great fun to watch!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Very elegant looking birds.

Viera said...

Wonderful photos Rajesh...Have a nice weekend...

Adam Jones said...

I've only seen a Great Egret once, but it's a magnificent bird. Great shots

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Wow, they are very big. I like to watch them stalk their prey.

bailey-road.com said...

Such beautiful, stately birds. Nice shots!

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Pretty Scenery

Our photos said...

You have taken beautiful photos!

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beautiful and cool reflection :)

'Tsuki said...

You took those birds so vividly... Stunning shots indeed.

Anni said...

Beautiful Rajesh!!!

TexWisGirl said...

i love these beauties.

Jeevan said...

beautiful shots!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great photos, and looks a lot like the egrets I see in my neck of the woods! (California)

Sai Sahavas Shirdi said...

amazing photographs

Findlay Wilde said...

Brilliant pictures. I was watching a Great Egret a few weeks ago in Parkgate. It was the first time I had ever seen one. From Findlay

Peter Jones said...

Nice collection Rajesh. They must have a really widespread distribution and seem to be expanding their range. Peter (Bird Guide)

Chris Rohrer said...

Egrets are like art, aren't they? Beautiful scenery as well:)

Karen said...

Oh, three of them! Great shots!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

They appear quite similar to our Great Egrets in Florida.

Ravish Mani said...

Beautiful Pictures...Lovely Clicks...

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Great captures !

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Lovely

Yogi Saraswat said...



Beautiful shots of these Great Egrets.