Tuesday, March 28, 2023



Egrets of Singapore


A7R4 in APS-C mode
A1. 12 Jun 2022
FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G
GM 600/4. 10 Sept 2022


190XPROB/GHFG1   14 Dec 2021
MT190CXPRO3/GHFG1.  May 2022





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


f8 1/4000. ISO 800, GM600. TC 1.4x, S Buloh Hide 1D, 11 Oct 2022








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.

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


f8 1/3200. ISO 800, GM600 TC1.4x, Eagle Point, 14 Mar 2023


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


A6400, f8 1/4000. @600mm, ISO 3200, Eagle Point, 28 Nov 2020


f9 1/3200. ISO 800, GM600. TC 1.4x, Kingfisher Pod, 11 OCt 2022


f9 1/3200. ISO 800, GM600. TC 1.4x, Kingfisher Pod, 11 OCt 2022


f5.6 1/5000. ISO 2000, GM600. TC 1.4x, Eagle Point, 9 Mar 2023


f5.6 1/1600. ISO 2000, GM600 TC1.4x, Eagle Point, 20 MAr 2023





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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