Today is one of those days where I lose all ability to write! I can’t bear to be dull and boring, so I won’t subject unsuspecting readers (read I, me and myself) to long accounts of birds they could easily find online. Here’s me cheating and using technology instead.
Little Egrets have a varied diet- fish, crustaceans, spiders, frogs, insects, molluscs and reptiles. In addition to the Little Egret, 3 more predominantly white colored Egrets are found in Mumbai: Cattle egret (most common), Intermediate egret and Great egret. Egrets breed in the monsoon- Cattle egrets develop a golden-orange breeding plumage, Little egrets develop two long plumes on the back of their heads.
Here's a video of the Little Egret disturbing potential prey with its feet and gobbling up its breakfast.
Ramblings on wildlife sharing spaces with non-wild humans