Cattle Egrets have become a regular summer visitor to the Wirral in the last two or three years, and last year they were confirmed as breeding at an RSPB reserve there. I have made several visits to see them, as they are not at all common and I always assume it may be my last chance to see them.
They are a smaller than the more common Little Egret, and do spend a lot of their time around livestock and cattle.
These pictures were taken last year, and although not great, are a good record of it in it's nesting environment. (Taken at some distance so as not to disturb the birds.)
Those photos are fantastic! Look a bit different (prettier) than the cattle egrets I see over here.ReplyDelete
Oh, I love the shot of the little egret flying!ReplyDelete
The Cattle Egret is one of my favorites. They are beautiful, great photos. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new ahead.ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots! They are different from our cattle egrets. Love the crest on their heads.ReplyDelete
Your sharing is much appreciated with all of us at I'd Rather B Birdin'...thanks so much!
Great photos of the egret. Even around here where I often see them breeding it is never easy to get good photos of them because they seem to choose place where they are half hidden in the foliage.ReplyDelete
Love their peachy coloured hairdo....ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous critter!ReplyDelete