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