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The Egrets mostly followed the cattle. This I observed during my holidays. In this video you can see two egrets following a calf where ever he went. I think they are near them to eat the insects coming out of the grass when the cattle eat it. I really enjoyed observing how they behaved and waited patiently around the calf. A few captures I missed and they were hilarious. They never left the cattle and seem to be attracted by a magnetic force !! You can also see that they get on well with each otrher. ====================== Cattle Egret – [More]
Filmed at Good Harbor Beach Gloucester, Massachusetts, July 13, 2011. The Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) is easily distinguished from the Great Egret (Casmerodius albus) by its smaller size, plume of feathers atop its head, and bright, sunny yellow feet. The Snowy Egret is about 24 inches long and weighs approximately 13 ounces. The Great Egret is roughly 37-40 inches long and weighs about 35 ounces. Plume hunters for the millinery trade hunted both species of egrets to near extinction by the turn of the previous century. Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Snowy is protected by US law and [More]
The Great Egret (Ardea alba), also know as the Great White Egret or Common Egret. It looks like the bird is trying to look like a limb or twig blowing in the wind so he doesn’t scare the fish.