Egret


The Cattle Egret was photographed at the Rockefeller State Wildlife and Game Reserve in Louisanna

The Cattle Egret was photographed at the Rockefeller State Wildlife and Game Reserve in Louisiana

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The Cattle Egret is a white stocky egret with a yellow beak and yellow, dark, or coral pink legs. It is expanding in the United States since invading the south United States in 1952. Its habitat is farms, marshes, highway edges in Florida, and it associates with cattle. It is often seen feeding with cattle as they flush out insects. The diet is mostly insects and usually forages in flocks in dry fields.

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This Snowy Egret was photographed at Venetian Isles sub-division in New Orleans, Louisiana

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The Snowy Egret is a rather small white Egret with a slender black bill, black legs, and yellow feet. A yellow local spot is before the eye, except it is red when it is breeding. . Young birds may show yellowish or greenish on much of the rear side of the legs. It ranges on the coasts of the United States, and the southwestern states, large rivers or lakes. Its habitat is marshes, swamps, ponds, and shore with salt or fresh water. The diet includes fish, crabs, crayfish, frogs, snakes, insects, snails worms, lizards, and rodents. When feeding it often rushes about, shuffling its feet to stir up food.

Photo taken at a resort in Orlando, FL

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The Great Egret is a large, stately, slender white heron with an orange or yellow bill, and black legs and feet. It has a range of the United States to southern South America. It has a habitat of marshes, ponds, shores, and mud flats. It feeds mostly on fish. When feeding the bird assumes a forward pose with neck extended.