Here is an attempt to identify some of these beautiful Herons I have shot.
In Basai Wetlands, Gurgaon
Easily found around fields and wetlands – often riding on the backs of buffaloes, this is so commonly seen that I never, until now, thought of capturing an image, but watch this space for Cattle Egret on Buffalo shots 🙂
Great Egret looks similar but has long, black legs, and yellow beak.
Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur
The Great Egret is also larger.
Little Egret has black beak and black legs with yellow feet (not seen in the picture, so I hope this one near Bharatpur is Little Egret – what else can it possibly be – all white with a black bill and black legs?
Another ‘must capture’ in my list.
In Basai Wetlands.
The Great Egret’s yellow beak and black feet are reversed in the Little Egret.
Black beak, Yellow Feet.