Saturday, October 29, 2011

Egrets, Cows, and Me

Egrets and cows are known to be very good friends. I tried to join them this morning.

Did my camera look like the black nose of a cow?

I did not think so.

The egrets had never landed on my back, neither I had succeeded in closing the gap between us. Our relationship only improved during a cow mooed, and I followed, from a far distance.

I thought I was a cow by now, but I was wrong. The egrets flew to the top of a nearby coconut tree, and never came back, no matter how accurate I mooed.

I shall mimic an egret next time, and an orange lens as its beak.

24 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I think I would rather be an egret than a cow. Love your cattle egrets and cows! Great photos, Rainfield.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

This somehow remind me of a folk song.
bangau oh bangau....
rumput of rumput kenapa kau panjang sangat?macam mana aku tak panjang, lembu tak makan aku.
Lembu oh lembu kenapa kau tak makan rumput?macam mana aku tak makan,perut aku sakit....

One said...

Lovely captures! You managed to get pretty near despite being bad in mooing.

Filip Demuinck said...

It is amazing that these cows allow this.

Greetings,
Filip

AVCr8teur said...

If cows and egrets can be friends, you might have a chance too. You cannot be a cow by walking on two legs.

Sophia Grace said...

Both good costume ideas. ;)

Ginnymo said...

I love these photos!! Amazing how that bird stood on that cow like that. Maybe you didn't quite have the right 'Mooo"..LOL But you really wouldn't want that Egret to land on your head would you? Ha! Could be quite messy. Enjoy your sunday.

Frieda said...

Incredible pictures---especially the one with the egret on the back of the cow.
Whenever I try to take a picture of egrets, they fly away...

wenn said...

great shots!

Icy BC said...

They get along so well though. No fighting or biting, but great companionship. Great photos!

Amin said...

What a beautiful photos!

Lrong said...

Good shots of the creatures... seems like the bird and the cow can be friends...

Tes said...

Ooh.. the egret and the cow gets along so well! Nice capture, Rainy! :)

SweetMemoirs said...

congratulations on the new camera, i can see the difference!
btw, hubby asked me to thank you for reminding me to protect him. lol!

Ruthi said...

i sure want to see a flying cow and an egret mooing. hahaha nice one again.

Grass said...

You were close enough to have shot these nice photos..

Malar said...

This is really cute and funny post!

betchai said...

oh, i would want to take pictures of cattle egrets and cows together too, however, i mostly see egrets here but no cows :( unless we drive far to the farm area.

RNSANE said...

While I think the cow is very sweet, I'll bet you are sweeter, dear rainfield. Your pictures are wonderful. It looks like you got pretty close to the critters, anyway!

George said...

If you mimic an egret, will you be able to fly better than you can moo? I really like your pictures in this post.

Regina said...

Oh these are great..they do love to perch up there! Very nice..perhaps if you wait patiently they may land on your shoulder (grin)

Ratty said...

Great pictures! There are a lot of cows where I live now. I wonder if egrets like my cows too.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Egrets feed on various bugs lived in cows skin. So cows love them.

Cool Math said...

Nice photos! i liked it very much..