Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

This gregarious egret was not hanging out with other egrets or with cattle. It's best friends (the day I took this photo) were Canada geese.  Cattle egrets are smaller than other egrets, so except for it's bright white colour this one fit in with the geese pretty well.

Out & About

Uncommon here, the cattle egret was seen on a golf course near one of my favourite conservation areas so we popped in to see it. The egret was allowed out on the golf course and people with cameras were not, so I've cropped these photos a LOT.

Capturing a worm

The golf course was a smorgasbord of delightful egret treats even in November. The photo is a tad out-of-focus, but I wanted you to see it pulling out a snack.

 Prancing like a star

It seemed to sense it was the only cattle egret in town, but on Monday I read in an email that another egret was seen on the golf course...so now there are two.

I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

39 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

It was definitely strutting it's stuff for you! Great photos!

Andy said...

Nice shots. You must have been surprised by what you were seeing.

Revrunner said...

Egret must have paid his green fees. :-)

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos! I remember seeing these cattle egrets on holiday a few years back.

A Quiet Corner said...

Sweet that there are now two, Tina!!! A super job cropping. Usually when I do that my subject gets distorted...:)JP

Margaret Adamson said...

Such a lovely surprise to have found this bird on the golf club.

see you there! said...

Laughed that the egret was allowed on the golf course but people with camera's were not. Maybe you should have picked up a golf club and said you were just playing a few holes.

Darla

Kate said...

Wonderful profile photos of these birds.

Sandra said...

he is a cutie and soon there might be THREE or more on the golf course.. or is that in the spring only?

Karen S. said...

I could spend all day following them around snapping photos of them at play, if only one would let me! Now the Blue Heron on the other hand, has, when I was out with the fishermen of the family!

Mary Hone said...

Isn't he handsome. There are quite few of those guys around here. Always fun to see.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Nice juicy worm he found there EG.. no wonder the golf course is so healthy and green :) thank goodness for the long lens hey :)

Montanagirl said...

Lucky you! And terrific photos you captured too!!

William Kendall said...

What a beautiful bird!

TexWisGirl said...

i love these goofy birds! so quirky and cute! great shots!!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful bird indeed and terrific captures as always!! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!!

Linda W. said...

GREAT photos of the egret!

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RedPat said...

That's great, EG! Glad you saw it.

Mama Zen said...

Love that strut!

Mersad said...

Lovely wildlife photography as usual!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Felicia said...

he was posing for you. wonderful images.

Ruth Hiebert said...

You captured great shots of this one.

Chris Rohrer said...

What an awesome treat! I love these birds. They can be rare for us as well depending on the time of year. Congrats! That bird is also a bit photo shy as well....so well done!

Lowell said...

You must either have a very fast long lens or a super-steady hand! Terrific photos. Cattle egrets are ubiquitous in these parts and always fun to watch!

JRandSue said...

Magic Images,work of art.
John.

Bob Bushell said...

Superb image of the Cattle Egret you have taken.

Stephanie said...

He has his eye on you. Great shots!

Michelle said...

Great shots! Not something I usually see!

Cloudia said...

wonderful captures of a familiar feather!



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Jack said...

Gee, I sneak my camera onto my golf course from time to time.

llandudnopictures said...

Well done, great shots of a beautiful looking bird.

Adam Jones said...

It's always nice to see an Egret and especially the Cattle Egret.

Marie said...

Great photos of this lovely bird.

cieldequimper said...

Hope that it's a mister and a missus! :-)

Lisa Gordon said...

Truly such a beautiful creature!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Nice shots! It's a very handsome bird.

Indrani said...

looks very cautious in taking each step. :)
Great series!

Kathy said...

I'm surprised they were still visiting you this late. I think ours here in East Texas were already gone by this date.

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