Cattle Egrets, A Little Blue Heron, and American White Ibis all have been visitors to the development where I live here within the last week. We have had plenty of rain in recent days so the rainfall collection basins are now somewhat wet with between several inches and a foot of water in them. These basins usually are dry and have a lot of grass and a few native weeds within them. The basins are now attracting various large wading birds.
I had one Cattle Egret surprise me by perching in a large bush in my neighbor’s front yard a couple of weeks ago. The flock of Cattle Egrets in flight were flying fairly close to the nearby cattle ranch that borders this development. The Ibises have been here on my street at the rainfall collection basin several times in recent weeks. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!