In the latest survey, conducted on May 2, the number of great egret
nests decreased slightly from 185 to 181, and the number of black-crowned night-heron nests dropped from 67 to 48, compared to the survey conducted in May 2012.
As the day proceeded, Cattle Egrets
used to visit the adjoining areas foraging for food.
Until the cattle egrets
come again next year the currently white treetops in the zoo will remain green.
A Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals spokeswoman said: ``We have just heard from Portugal that the egret
has landed to a barrage of TV cameras - it seems to be a very famous egret
The reproductive success and ecology of Cattle Egrets
nesting in agricultural and non-urban environments have been well documented (Siegfried 1972a; 1972b; Telfair 1983; Arendt & Arendt 1988; Mora 1991; 1992).
Conscious that, in Valentine's week, birding should be kept to a minimum (MrsDis very good with a knife - you can't be too careful), I concentrated on one egret
in particular as it fed.
and women form the pictorial universe of Heteo Perez.
High on the moors, its larger cousin, a Great White Egret
, spent last weekend at Llyn Alwen.
More importantly, however, great egrets
and black-crowned night-herons were seen quickly making use of the recently vacated trees.
are normally seen riding on the backs of elephants in Africa.
usually nest in colonies that are located in areas where woody vegetation, shrubs, and trees grow.
WE'RE used to seeing little egrets
in North Wales, but its livestock-loving cousin the cattle egret