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This wonderful Cattle Egret bird was fun to watch. I love this image because it’s “eye-balling” me. LOL. Its also great because we can go inside the bird sanctuary with them.
Internet Info: The Cattle Egret was first recorded in Brazil on Marajó Island at the mouth of the River Amazon in 1964. It reached Brasilia in 1971, São Paulo in 1974 and Rio de Janeiro in 1976. Having originated in Africa and southern Spain, it started its invasion of the Americas in the 1890s. A major factor in its rapid spread was the increase in cattle ranching for, as its name implies, the Cattle Egret is closely linked to cattle on which it depends to frighten and disturb the grasshoppers and other insects on which the Cattle Egret feeds. Another reason for its rapid spread is that it begins to breed at the end of its first year and, in the tropics, it can have two broods each year.
(slightly darkened the background to pop out the white)

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I’m a self-taught photographer & love taking photos along with dabbling in creating work. It’s wonderful to look at so many wonderful artists’ works & also learning. Favorite animal – cats. I love Stephen King books and movies; love stories; Criminal Minds, Law and Order-Special Victims. I work PT with my daughter at a private school. I appreciate all who visit my work.

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Comments

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely capture! Great lighting!

  • Thank you again!

    – virginian

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous!!

  • Thanks for the gorgeous!

    – virginian

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...almost 3 years ago

    Excellent!

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  • You spoil me Dee! Thanks so much! I did!

    – virginian

  • jodi payne
    jodi paynealmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot!!!

  • Jodi, glad you enjoyed.

    – virginian

  • Qnita
    Qnitaalmost 3 years ago

    I LOVE this photograph!

  • I appreciate the love!

    – virginian

  • henrihan
    henrihanalmost 3 years ago

    Such a great capture of this beautiful bird!

  • So glad you enjoyed this Henrihan!

    – virginian

  • Ulla Jensen
    Ulla Jensenalmost 3 years ago

    This is exquisite, Judy – love the light here ! x

  • Ulla, thanks so much!

    – virginian

  • Margaret Stevens
    Margaret Stevensalmost 3 years ago

    Great title! Fits the bird’s look perfectly.

  • LOL, yes it does. Thank you Margaret!

    – virginian

  • BingoStar
    BingoStaralmost 3 years ago

    He looks so cool and with a real attitude. Great Capture Judy

  • Thank you Bingo, he did have an attitude for a little bit.

    – virginian

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnalmost 3 years ago

    Great capture

  • So glad you enjoyed this, Michael!

    – virginian

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