Cultivator and Egrets

Egrets feast on earthworms as a farmer cultivates a flooded field in preparation for rice planting.

At the end of April local farmers prepare for rice planting by flooding the fields and cultivating the soil. Rice seedlings are planted in early May. I have seen this preparation and planting many times over the years, but this was the first time to see egrets so active near a cultivator.

445-29 Takano, Ritto City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

Published by Greg Peterson

Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Notre Dame University (1977-2020). Since 1980 I have lived in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, where I enjoy outdoor activities, especially photography, hiking, and cycling.

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