On October 2 (Wed.), we held our 86th wild-bird mini-lecture on the first floor of the 8-tatami mat space on the main house’s first floor. This time we discussed the intermediate egret. We introduced how this wild bird primarily migrates in summer and that it comes to Japan to propagate. During courtship and mating, it changes color and bears decorative feathers.
There are three varieties of egret seen in this area: the Great Egret, the Intermediate Egret, and the Little Egret. Because the Intermediate Egret exists in relatively fewer numbers compared to the other egret varieties and because its natural habitat differs from this area, it is rarely seen here.