Tag Archives: herons

Egrets mentioned a couple of times

The campus here is studded with egrets! Some days ago I got to watch a little egret with grey beak and yellow feet face off  either a great or intermediate egret, a lazy honker who tried to bully all the … Continue reading

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Moorhen brawling

The same island as featured in Cormorant Tension. It may not be quite as sensationalist, but it was certainly more violent! My eyes have been opened to their fighting potential; they are tiny but relentless.  Click for larger fighting! {For … Continue reading

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Wading bird paradise – a glut of Avocets and Spoonbills

I’ve been wanting to see Avocets (‘Kluut’ in Dutch) for years, and suddenly I got to watch and sketch not one but a whole family through Tineke’s telescope, ideally positioned in her attic. They are the most beautifully elegant birds, … Continue reading

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