Sunday Shot: Little Egret In-flight – Birding In Goa

Bird Little Egret in-flight, Goa
Little Egret in-flight

Little Egret bird (Egretta Garzetta Garzetta) is a small white heron, also called yellow-footed egret. You may notice that the foot is yellow in color. They are commonly seen near water bodies and fields. This one was flying, as usual with retracted neck, across the paddy fields of Taleigao, Goa.

Little Egret Bird-in-flight

Often seen standing still in shallow waters to spot the fish, they are usually seen in groups. Can be seen in large numbers occupying positions along the Mandovi river bed as the water recedes, in the company of Great Egrets, Pond Herons, Grey Herons all competing side by side for the prized catch – the fish.

It is a lovely sight to watch a large number of them flying in tandem at sunset to reach the safety of tree top resting place near the water bodies. Little Egret in-flight pose demonstrates their flying prowess, balance, keen eye in the direction. It is delightful to photograph them, especially when in-flight.

Recommend you read following travel blog on birding & bird photography.

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  2. Flock of Woolly-necked Stork – Birding in Goa.
  3. Bird Photography at Satpura National Park, Madhya Pradesh.
  4. Birds of Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh – Bird Photography.
  5. Sunday Shot: Rose-ringed Parakeet in-flight – Birding in Goa.