February 02, 2014

LALBAGH DIARIES: JAN 2014 - IV


THE GREY HERON


I found this Grey heron at the western end of the Lalbagh Lake. Amongst the avians that had gathered here on that morning, this one was the second, behind the majestic Pelican. Grey Herons are very common in Begur; however, you can easily spot them in Agara, Madivala and here in Lalbagh too. Mature adults have a grey plumage whereas the neck is white, besides the black mark on its head which extends in the form of black spots along the neck. I wonder where Nature get these colors from. Like all herons, they patiently wait in water, stalking prey and then catching it with a strike in lightning speed.





Grey Heron

Grey Heron with Indian Cormorant


Links to all posts in the series:
(1) Lalbagh Diaries: Jan 2014 - I (Link)
(1) Lalbagh Diaries: Jan 2014 - II (Link)
(1) Lalbagh Diaries: Jan 2014 - III(Link)
(1) Lalbagh Diaries: Jan 2014 - IV (Link)
(1) Lalbagh Diaries: Jan 2014 - V (Link)
(1) Lalbagh Diaries: Jan 2014 - VI (Link)