October 25, 2016

Cattle Egrets, Blenheim Sewage Lagoons, October 25, 20016
©2016 Ric McArthur

We don't get many cattle egrets in our area but there are four at the local sewage lagoons. (Birder's go to the nicest places.)
We saw two but they were skittish and flew between cells without letting us get close.
Bubulcus ibis
Cattle Egrets follow large animals or machines and eat invertebrates stirred up from the ground. They will fly toward smoke from long distances away, to catch insects fleeing a fire.

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