15-20 Cattle egrets in shallow area of Cedar Creek Reservoir along US-175 W @ 11:40 am. Lat N32.38811; W96.14561.
Cattle Egret seen in the swimming-pool of Movenpick hotel in Manama (Bahrein). Photo taken by Cyrille Le Déaut
About 85 of them
Wave after wave of these flew over, as soon as one was out of sight another one would appear
bird on nest
Extremely cropped photo. A number of white birds startled me as they flew from stock pond. Assuming they are cattle egrets because of cows grazing in neighbor's pasture. Will check out flight silhouette to verify. Tentative ID ???
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...