Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cattle Egret, #9/50

The top image was taken @ the Rookery at Alligator Farm, of a baby Cattle Egret in his nest, and the other three images were taken @ Shark Valley, Everglades National Park. I love the cattle egret and his orange-buff color plumages.

Interesting facts:  In breeding season, it has a yellow bill, with orange-buff on the neck, chest and back, but as a non-breeder it is pure white, except the yellow bill and dark legs.  Its population is exploding and has overwhelmed those of native species.


  1. Its nice for people like me (who have not got a clue about birds) to have some interesting fact about them with the photos. Thanks for sharing Rachelle. Excellent crisp images aswell

  2. Love the breeding plumage! Very nice Rachelle!

  3. Hello Rachelle,
    Nice shot of these special egret. I have never seen this one before.
    You've caught him very well in your shot. The first is very nice with the sun on his tuft.

    Greetings, Marco


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