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Cattle Egrets 2

Toyota, Aichi, Japan

 

Friday I saw similar scenes but it was one of the rare times that I didn't have a camera with me. Today I went looking for cattle egrets. I found them first in fields that were not yet being harvested and later I found this field being harvested. These birds are so skittish and seem to have lookouts so they never let me get very close. However, it's much easier to get near them at harvest time. I only had a short time to get photos here as the couple farming here were just about finished for the day when I arrived. I spoke with them afterwards. They were very kind and gave me some cold tea. I showed them a small photo album of some of my bird photos and they seemed happy looking at them. I usually carry a small album with me as people are often curious about what I'm taking photos of and it's also a good way to help get a conversation going and practice my Japanese.

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Taken on August 27, 2006