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Cattle Egret

Posted by cndallen on June 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm
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I spotted a single pair of Cattle Egrets in a field in Southern Illinois. It was obvious by their behavior which was the male & which was the female. (He was in pursuit of her). A unique opportunity as not only were they in full breeding plumage, but his beak was in full color (happens right before pairing up). Taken at the Union Co. State Fish & Wildlife Area; Jonesboro, IL by Cindy Allen.