Cattle Egret in Mendocino

albionwood <albionwood@...>

Friday 12 November 2011 - While showing off the resident Peregrine Falcon perched on Goat Rock off the north end of the Mendocino Headlands, I noticed a white bird among a group of Cormorants and Brown Pelicans roosting on a nearby rock. This turned out to be a small egret, actively foraging around the rocks among the other birds. Small, stocky, with a short thick yellow bill and black legs, and a relatively short neck, this Cattle Egret was quite a surprise.

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