Birds / Hong Kong / Natural Environment / Photography

Love is in the Air …

and on the sea.

I truly am blessed living right on the edge of the vibrant, often fragrant (in a not so pleasant way) and ever changing Victoria Harbour. My lounge window view is an ever changing kaleidoscope of imagery despite having a freeway in front of it.

This morning a chance glance out the window revealed a pair of white herons sitting on one of the pylons below the freeway.

These guys are actually called Intermediate Egrets. The smaller one with the black beak is a female. If you look closely she has a couple of long plumes that taper from the back of her head down her back. Whilst not endangered, they aren’t that common on a busy commercial harbours edge, particularly a mating couple, so I feel extremely fortunate to have captured these two.

It is also a timely reminder that it doesn’t matter your species, the female always seems to be waiting around while the male has his fill. 😉

A lovely reminder of the simplicity of Valentines Day without the commercialism.

Happy Valentines Day everyone!

3 thoughts on “Love is in the Air …

  1. Pingback: Happy Valentine’s Day (Forget to buy a Valentine’s Day card?) | Sunset Daily

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