Sacramento NWR Nov. 2013
Probably the stand-out photographic feature of this day for me was coming across a flock of Cattle Egrets feeding near the road, who kept flying from place to place, giving me lots of practice photographing them in flight. This allowed me to get may different angles of them, and while many of those angles probably won't be framed and hung on a wall, they are a big help if you are trying to identify the bird from a pose that isn't in your typical bird book.
A flock of Cattle Egret feed in the grasswhile Redwinged Blackbirds fly about. The Cattle Egret are often found in flocks. Note that while similar in color to the Great Egretthe Cattle Egret is notably smaller about the size of a Snowy Egretand has a shorter bill. 11102012Sacramento National Wildlife RefugeSacramento National Wildlife RefugeWillowsCA20121110 November 102012