July 2009, Sungai Besar, Sekinchan, Selangor
A colony of Little Egrets (Egretta garzetta) have made a marshy area near the fisherman’s wharf their breeding ground. There were hundreds of these birds, some already with hatchlings. The same area was shared with breeding Black-Crowned Night Herons and Little Herons so they were highly protective of their real estate.
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A breeding adult with the long nape and breast plumes.
Sheer elegance even in flight.
Mom caring for her three little hatchlings