A little fuzzy ... just a grab shot on the way to work. There was also a great egret present, but it flew off before I could get the camera aimed.
07/08/2014, 8:29 AM
Canon EOS 7D, 1/1250 sec, f/5.6, 400mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM), ISO 500 (auto), Exp comp 0, B+W circular polarizer
Sunrise hike at John Bunker Sand Wetlands. I observed trees fiilled cattle egret in the wetlands (a couple other species of egrets & herons also present... I will put those in separate observations)
Sunrise hike at John Bunker Sand Wetlands. I observed a cattle egret with the Ibis in a pond by the back treeline
Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus, 1758), Cattle Egret, Cotonou, Benin, 2 July 2014
Imperial County, California, US
Habitantes cotidianos de La Presa.
07/01/2014, 8:12 AM
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 1/400 sec, f/8, 400mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM), ISO 400 (auto), Exp comp +1/3
The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a cosmopolitan species of heron (family Ardeidae) found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Bubulcus, although some authorities regard its two subspecies as full species, the Western Cattle Egret and the Eastern Cattle Egret. Despite the similarities in plumage to the egrets of the genus Egretta, it is more closely related to the herons of Ardea. Originally native to...