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Rare to see intermediate egrets in Hangzhou

Sunday, March 1st, 2020
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Today, I saw an intermediate egret in the creek in our community, Fuyang, Hangzhou (my hometown), China.

intermediate egrets

It is rare to see intermediate egrets in Hangzhou. Most the egrets found in Hangzhou are little egrets.

intermediate egrets

There are 13 species of egrets all over the world, which four of them are common in China: Great Egret, Intermediate Egret, little egret and Chinese Egret.

intermediate egrets

An immediate egret is characterized by a white body length of 60-70cm, yellow sides of the eyes,   bark fiber-like plumage on the back and lower part of the front neck, and a black mouth.

intermediate egrets

The bird is usually solitary and timid. When it flies, its neck shrinks to an “s” shape, its feet extended straight back, and beyond its tail. Its wings are agitated slowly, and it flies calmly and in a straight line.

intermediate egrets

A little egret is a kind of resident birds in Hangzhou. An immediate egret belongs to summer migratory bird in Hangzhou, which is rare.

intermediate egrets

At the end of March and the beginning of April every year, they move to the south of China to breed, and at the end of September and the beginning of October every year the will leave.

intermediate egrets

Maybe this immediate egret comes a little earlier due to the warmer winter season in Hangzhou this year.

Birding in Beijing

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A tree of white flowers like the flying snow

Friday, February 28th, 2020
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A tree of white flowers like the flying snow.There are many cherry plum trees in my community in front of or behind the houses, and on the roadsideas well. 

A tree of white flowers like the flying snow

The cherry plum trees are in full bloom, resembling a beautiful scenery line, which makes people can’t help but stop and appreciate the light fragrant flowers.

cherry plum trees are in full bloom

A tree of white flowers look like the flying snow. In recent days,  cherry plums bloom brightly, though not cherries, they blossom more beautiful than  cherry trees.

though not cherries, they blossom more beautiful than  cherry trees.

Although the flowers of  cherry plums are smaller, they gather together, which is quite spectacular at first sight. The faint fragrance attracts squirrels to eat flowers.

The faint fragrance attracts squirrels to eat flowers.

In the afternoon, I saw a squirrel that can’t stand the fragrance of cherry plum flowers. It climbs up one tree and sniff the fragrance of the flower, looking for the most delicious one to satisfy its appetite.

looking for the most delicious one to satisfy its appetite

Fear nature, all things have the inner law. To be good to wildlife is to be good to human beings.

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Flowers, useless and beautiful

Friday, February 28th, 2020
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Only “idle people” go to see flowers. In the afternoon, I passed the two crabapple trees on the side of the road.

Only “idle people” go to see flowers

The crabapple flowers are in full bloom. From time to time, passers-by stop to look up at the flowers.

The crabapple flowers are in full bloom

Flowers, useless and beautiful. “Every day busy, all day long, never walk in the sunset.”. Fortunately, there are many “useless” beautiful things in the world. 

Flowers, useless and beautiful

Friends say that good things are useless, but can nourish your mood. Chen Guo said that good friends are useless, but your spiritual comfort.

good things are useless

My friend said that her daughter is like an ancient lady. She likes staying at home, drawing, writing, playing games… It’s all useless stuff.. But she said she likes it – “I prefer to be quiet… “

It’s all useless stuff.. But she said she likes it

She said that if she doesn’t have to think about survival, she would like to live like this. It’s useless to advise that she should be busy with useless things all day.

t’s the “uselessness” that makes life more fun.

Yes, maybe in the end, it’s the “uselessness” that makes life more fun. I don’t think anyone is willing to really take “usefulness” as the ultimate goal of life, and they still yearn for more “uselessness” surprises in life.

Coronavirus period in Hangzhou, China
Feb 27, 2020

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