This beauty landed not 5ft from me while I was taking o photo of the fish in the net trap.The moorhen Normaly this bird stays well away from the camera its never far away in the reed beds but usualy hides in them until I and my camera have gone . but today Because the herons where not afraid she decided to come and play first She came from under the water and frightened the White egret. then decided it was bath time and made out like I was not there, once she had a bath and a good preen it was off to scare the night heron.
Then the fisher boy came to empty the nets
A bit small but enough for one person, half where thrown back in the Nile ,
Next blog will be on the Little white egrets who have left the nursery.
Tony moved us to http://egyptswildlife2.blogspot.com/2010/05/squacco-heron.html