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Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 70-300 @247mm, 1/800sec, F/5.6, ISo-400
Location: Apeldoorn, Netherlands, Europe
Date: May 19/2012

The Group – Gallery of Art & Photography June 14/2012
International Women’s Photography June 12/2012

Cattle Egret Chick in Nest
The nest is a small untidy platform of sticks in a tree or shrub constructed by both parents. Sticks are collected by the male and arranged by the female, and stick-stealing is rife. The clutch size can be anywhere from one to five eggs, although three or four is most common. The pale bluish-white eggs are oval-shaped and measure 45 mm × 53 mm. (1.8–2.1 in) Incubation lasts around 23 days, with both sexes sharing incubation duties. The chicks are partly covered with down at hatching, but are not capable of fending for themselves; they become capable of regulating their temperature at 9–12 days and are fully feathered in 13–21 days. They begin to leave the nest and climb around at 2 weeks, fledge at 30 days and become independent at around the 45th day.
Source: Wikipedia


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  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 2 years ago

    Great close up, excellent POV and lighting

  • Thank you so much Bro for the great comment and fav, so glad you enjoy;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 2 years ago


  • Thanks Qnita for the welcome.
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Thank you so much Sylvia for the lovely comment, glad you enjoy;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 2 years ago

  • Wow this is super, thank you so much Marie for the Feature, happy to share it with the group.
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Mooreabout 2 years ago

    beautiful, congrats on the feature!

  • Thank you so much Sandra for the kind comment, glad you enjoy;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaabout 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 06/14/2012
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  • Wow this is super, thank you so much Deborah for the Feature, glad to share it with the Group.
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26about 2 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful capture … how cute they are …

  • Thank you so much Johanna for the great comment and fav, so glad you enjoy, yeah they are cute;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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