The pretty flapping of the wings on a pine tree, breeding ground for egrets and herons
The pretty flapping of the wings on a pine tree
breeding ground for egrets and herons
Pomae-ri, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon Province
Pomae-ri, Yangyang, the breeding ground for egrets and herons Natural Monument No. 229
The Eastern Coast's largest breeding ground where
more than 1,000 egrets and herons are watched.
In the wide lake and stream around the breeding site,
the egrets and herons live on amphibians and fish.
Every spring, the birds nest on the trees and lay 2 to 4 eggs. The
pair-bonds sit on their eggs together and hunt for food by turns.
From ancient times, there is a saying that people have loved egrets,
likening their aloof and detached figures to those of classical scholars
and especially, they treasured those egrets as the
community in which the birds stay are getting rich.
Belonging to the heron family like egret, the heron is
ash-colored in body with head collar and a tail black.
Egrets and herons are similar in size and trait and so those
birds frequently live in flocks for the breeding seasons.
When the autumn draws and the little
birds grow, those birds fly southward.