Saturday, January 3, 2015

Cattle Egrets, January 3, 2015

Lee county, Mississippi, USA, December 2, 2014
The Cattle Egret, bubulcus ibis, is a native of Africa that began showing up in the United States in the early 1950s. Cattle egrets have shorter legs and a more compact body than other egrets.  They follow cattle as they graze, eating insects the cattle disturb.  Besides grasshoppers and crickets, Cattle Egrets eat ticks, flies, spiders, earthworms, small fish, frogs and mice. 

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Hope you are having a wonderful week-end!


  1. The Cattle egrets are pretty birds. It is neat seeing them on top of the cattle.. Great shot! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  2. The Cattle Egrets are so pretty and hard to find without a cow attached to their backside! :-) It would be nice to capture them, in full breeding plumage, and fishing by a river! {grins} Have a great day!

  3. I love seeing a shot like this and then the Egrets staying there long enough to get the shot! Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Awesome! Never seen cattle egrets. Had no idea they came from Africa!

  5. My horses would freak if one of those tried to land on them.


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