25 April 2006
This is a cattle eggret I was told, but this one looks different, there are many types of eggrets.
I was clicking these pictures in a state of shock when I saw the colours on his beak. Please click on the pictures for a full screen view. All pictures are full screen size. Begins with a purple patch around the eye fades into red and red fades to orange. Wow !!
Multi coloured beak ?
For a second I forgot to click, I just stood there like a dummy. Sometimes nature's splendour hits you on the head like a hammer. DHOINK !! I forgot about the war , Human folly, damage to the planet, humans facing extinction.
No, things are still alright, still not too late
These birds are the most delicate creatures on earth. If they are fine, we humans should be fine.
All my pride gets shattered. I keep begging, pleeeeeese pleeeeese stay there for a minute, pleeeeese don't fly away pleeeese, this time i was loud, i was actually begging loud. Very strange, he flapped its wings and was about to take off, I wanted a few more shots, I was almost in tears, ah ! ah1 pleeeeese, and the bird settled down, decided not to fly. I said thank you sweetie.
Pretty angry he looks, perhaps doesn't like the idea of getting photographed. focus no focus, I was madly clicking, then he turned toward me like he was saying THATS EEENUFF !! and took off. Perhaps thinking, these are the humans who are ruining our lives.
I took these pictures in March, the day was cloudy but too hot, too hot for the month of March.
Nesting and hatching gets disturbed by the climate change.
Time to wake up.
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