Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Skittish Egret


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There are quite a few species of Egret (sagi in Japanese) in Japan, but I am not sure which one this is.

There are common, especially in rice paddies and rivers.

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They are far more skittish than their cousins the Grey Heron, and if you stop to take a photo even from a distance they will fly off.

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So I was really surprised to find one on the road while I was walking in the foothills of Izumo, but it did quickly fly off.

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Other posts on Egrets, and the Sagi Mai, incorrectly translated as the Heron Dance can be found here.

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2 comments:

  1. So beautifull birds, greeting from Belgium

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  2. Those photos are amazing. Ever consider entering them into the Audobon photo contest? You should.

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