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Heron-Egret-Bittern

YC Wee
on 22nd September 2017

“An adult male Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis) in the classical ‘you cannot see me’ or bitterning posture (above) – bill pointing upwards and sometimes with neck stretched vertically. I call […]

YC Wee
on 13th September 2017

“Watched a Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea jouyi) handle a rather large fish, almost too much for the bird (below). The fish was dropped a number of times, the head stabbed […]

YC Wee
on 29th August 2017

“This solitary Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis coromundus) did not have any colour in the plumage, not even the minimum expected non-breeding buffy-orange plumage on the cap (below). “It was also […]

YC Wee
on 3rd August 2017

“A sizable proportion of the Great Egrets (Ardea alba modesta) were in some degree of breeding plumage. The composite in the image below shows the beak and loral skin changes […]

YC Wee
on 12th July 2017

“Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis) foraging in Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), using it as a floating platform to get fish prey in the gaps (above, below). “Saw 3 episodes in a […]

YC Wee
on 15th June 2017

“I observed this interesting behaviour of some egrets, a number of times, while in Borneo. An egret, often the Great Egret (Ardea alba modesta) as in this picture, would perch […]

YC Wee
on 4th June 2017

“Even during my recent staycation in Joo Chiat area on 30th April, there was still a chance for a NatGeo moment with a rare Von Schrenck’s Bittern (Ixobrychus eurhythmus) and […]

YC Wee
on 11th May 2017

“Pacific Reef-egrets (Egretta sacra sacra) are easy to see on the coast and river mouths of Kota Kinabalu city, Sabah, Malaysia. “A few observations: “The majority were of the dark […]

YC Wee
on 3rd May 2017

Wah Chan’s image of a Black-crowned Night-heron (Nycticorax nyctic) using a stick to stir the water is probably another example of a heron making use of a tool to bait […]

YC Wee
on 18th April 2017

Earlier posts: 1. Introduction; 2. Sungei Buloh. One of the earliest conservation proposal completed by the Conservation Committee led by locals of the then Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), now […]

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