Friday, June 5, 2009

Cattle Egrets

Things have been quite slow until yesterday. A siting of Cattle Egrets and a Little Blue Heron enticed me to check the location out, since I was about 30 miles away. I'm so glad I made the trip, as there were lots of hides for me to take advantage of, although army-crawling was involved, and sooo worth the energy. The Little Blue was not present while I was there, but 5 Cattle Egrets at pretty close range made it very exciting.





14 comments:

Richard said...

Great pictures of a beautiful bird.

jalynn01 said...

Oh what great shots you got! The very first time I saw one of these egrets I was with my husband in Dominican Republic and I saw one sitting on top a cow! That was before I had an interest in cameras and birds! Wish I had gotten the picture.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fabulous shots.These sure are good looking birds.
Blessings,Ruth

Vicki ~ FL said...

Those are great shots, beautiful bird in flight........

Carol said...

Beautiful picture. I had no idea they were so beautiful.

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Montanagirl said...

These are beautiful shots. One would think with all the cattle around where I live, we would see some of these Egrets. But I don't believe I've ever seen one. Nice work!!

Shellmo said...

Breathtaking!!! Wow!!!

Tina said...

Interestingly, another birder, I just met, told me he saw two of these birds at his farm..among his dairy herd!! I wasn't picturing a bird of this size!!! They are quite striking with that long reddish brown plumage! ..and, of course, you did a wonderful job of capturing them with your camera!!

Chris said...

Beautiful shots! I would like to see them again in France, I could see them every day when I lived in Camargue, and I missed them a lot!!!

Vagabonde said...

Very attractive birds and good photos. Yesterday I came back from 11 days in Alaska and the Yukon and saw many birds, including eagles, but no egrets.

Craig Glenn said...

Great photo's Hannibal! I like the egrets.

Craig Glenn

Bird Girl said...

These are just great, Hannibal! The Cattle Egret is a bird I thought I wouldn't like - but I saw some in NC and was surprised at how lovely they really are - you did a wonderful job with these guys!

Eve said...

Beautiful Hannibal!

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