Taiwan Egrets

Nature, Photography, Wildlife

The mountain town of Pinglin near Taipei is known for growing fine tea.


On the river edge there is a small wooded area in the center of town and one can see hundreds of Taiwan egrets and night herons call it home. The bridge across the river becomes a popular place for bird watchers and photographers. This time of the year it’s a busy place for the birds, making nests, mating and incubating.




But the most exciting scenes are watching the mother egret feeding the baby chicks,


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A retired professional engineer, nature lover and avid photographer

5 thoughts on “Taiwan Egrets”

  1. Absolutely brilliant photos ! Every one an artwork. To pick favourites are difficult but I love when mother Egret shows off
    her eggs and later feed her chicks.
    Nature’s beauty never ceases to amaze, how lucky we are to be part.


  2. shungphotography says:

    Thank you, Miriam. It was fun taking these shots! To see the mother egret feeding these hungry chicks were particularly moving experience.

  3. lienfu@aol.com says:

    Nice photos. I didn’t know there is such a beautiful place to visit near Taipei. I wish I could be there with you this time. Are you coming back soon? Lien-fu Huang

  4. shungphotography says:

    There are a lot of nice places to photograph near Taipei. For bird photos, Pinglin is a good spot and in the city itself, 大安森林公園 及 大湖公園 are good place to go, esp. 大安.

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