Egrets thrive in E. China's Hongze Lake

Every April and May, large flocks of egrets will appear in the wetland of the Hongze Lake in east China's Jiangsu Province and begin to breed.

Currently, there are thousands of little egrets living and breeding in the reed marshes of the wetland. The chicks have hatched already, and need plenty of food every day as they will soon be able to produce a white plumage to fly in the sky like their parents.

Due to the rich ecological environment, other species of egrets, such as cattle egrets and grey herons also make Hongze Lake into their breeding base. Every summer, this lake becomes a "paradise of egrets" for the large number of birds. 

(Cover image via VCG)

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