Monday, August 15, 2022

Egrets

Egrets

Egrets of Singapore

A7R4 in APS-C mode

FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G

MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2

190XPROB/GHFG1   Feb 2022

 

 

Little Egret

A common medium size egret. All white plumage, with blackish legs contrasting with yellow feet, but black footed can also occured. Bill is black and facial skin yellow.

 

With a Giant Mudskipper, A7R2, f8 1/1000. @600mm, Full Frame, ISO 3200, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 1 Nov 2019

 

A6400, f8 1/1000.  @600mm, ISO 500, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 3 Nov 2019

 

Breeding, A6400, f8 1/2500.  @600mm, ISO 800, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 27 Dec 2019

 

A6400, f9 1/2000. @341mm, ISO 800, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, Eagle Point, 19 Sept 2020

 

A6400, f9 1/2000. @559mm, ISO 800, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, Eagle Point, 19 Sept 2020

 

A6400, f9 1/2000. @600mm, ISO 800, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, Eagle Point, 19 Sept 2020

 

A6400, f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 400, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, Sungei Buloh Besar, 25 Jan 2021

 

 

 

Intermediate Egret

Superficially resembles Great Egret but much smaller and has a shorter bill, more rounded head, and shorter, less distinctly kinked neck. Bill yellow, often tipped black. Unlike Great Egret, the greenish-yellow gape line does not extend behind the eye. Legs black.

 

f11 1/2000. @368mm, Full Frame, ISO 640, MArina East Drive, 14 Feb 2022

 

A6400, f8 1/3200.  @456mm, ISO 800, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 27 Dec 2019

 

 

Great Egret

Largest of the white egrets. Longer necked than all other egrets, and neck distinctly kinked. Non-breeding birds have yellow bill and facila skin, and black legs. Breedings birds are black-billed with bluish facial skin.

f8 1/4000. @600mm, ISO 3200, Eagle Point, 3 Jan 2022

 

A6400, f8 1/2000. @600mm, ISO 800, Eagle Point, 17 Nov 2019

 

 

f8 1/8000. @600mm, ISO 1250, Eagle Point, 3 Jan 2022

 

 

f8 1/5000. @600mm, ISO 1250, Eagle Point, 3 Jan 2022

 

 

f8 1/5000. @600mm, ISO 2000, Eagle Point, 3 Jan 2022

 

 

 

 

Eastern Cattle Egret

Smaller and stockier than other egrets, with relatively shorter bill and neck, often appearing hunched. Birds in breeding plumage are rufous-orange on head, neck, breast and back. Bill reddish with yellow tips, leg pinkish red. Non-breeding birds entirely white with yellow bill and facial skin, and black legs.

 

f8 1/2000. @600mm, ISO 800, Eagle Point, 29 Apr 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

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