It is very rare that I have paid a visit to this place in the evening. I always though that was not a good time to see birds. But, in this visit at around 4:30 p.m, I have found so many birds, fishing/eating. It was really fun. My spotting of this species in the same area, on the same day: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/125...
Seen at Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary which is a marshland.
Adult in breeding plumage. The Great Egret is a large heron with all-white plumage. Apart from size, the Great Egret can be distinguished from other white egrets by its yellow bill and black legs and feet, though the bill may become darker and the lower legs lighter in the breeding season. In breeding plumage, delicate ornamental feathers are borne on the back. Males and females are identical in appearance; juveniles look like non-breeding adults. It is a common species, usually easily seen. It has a slow flight, with its neck retracted. This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes, ibises, and spoonbills, which extend their necks in flight.
Lat: 22.82, Long: 72.06
Spotted on Jul 9, 2012
Submitted on Jul 15, 2012