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

Cattle Egret in-flight
Cattle Egret in-flight

Cattle Egret in-flight can be spotted in the paddy fields, water bodies. And true to their name – near the cattle, especially the buffaloes very commonly across India. In-flight they look pretty with their pristine white wings flapping in a rhythm as their yellow beak points towards the direction of flight, sailing across short distances.

Cattle Egret in-flight

This Cattle Egret in-flight was captured over the paddy fields of Taleigao, Goa.

White colored objects photography needs good natural light. In this case, the natural light is the blessing in disguise. Contributing to get a good shot of the Cattle Egret in-flight. The bird is often seen in the company of other egrets like the little egret, intermediate-egret, great egret. And pond herons, purple herons, grey herons, White Ibis, Wooly-necked-storks etc water birds. Sharing the space in the water bodies. Particularly so during the summers as the commonly seen water bodies shrink and dry out.

Recommend you read following posts on birds & bird photography in India.

Birds in my Garden at Gurgaon – Beauty of Nature.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary – Places to visit in Rajasthan.

Birds of Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh – Bird Photography.

A flock of Woolly-necked Stork – Birding in Goa.

Bird Photography at Satpura National Park, Madhya Pradesh.



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