Despite an overabundance of them – well, everywhere – the grace of egrets cannot be denied. Their pure white forms, lithe bodies, and delicate feeding methods (as compared to those of say, a woodpecker) conspire to create a bird of – dare I say it? – beauty. At a recent visit to Sungei Buloh, this Great Egret seemed surrounded by quiet – in the reflections in the water, the serene landscape surrounding. Not another bird was in sight or in ear.