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Old Aug 8, 2005, 10:21 PM   #1
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Hi, I've always wondered what the name of the pretty white birds were that flew around the cow pastures.....now I know. They are Cattle Egrets. They came to South America from Africa about 1880 and reached Florida around the 1940's. They can be found as far north as Canada. I like there markings with the orange buff crest, brest and back. They are about half the sizeof a Great Egret. bentleysmom
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Old Aug 8, 2005, 10:22 PM   #2
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Here's the second picture.....
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Old Aug 8, 2005, 10:23 PM   #3
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Old Aug 8, 2005, 10:25 PM   #4
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Old Aug 8, 2005, 10:42 PM   #5
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All fantastic! I really like the composition of the firstand the lighting on the last one is special.
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Old Aug 9, 2005, 10:37 AM   #6
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Yes, they're called Cattle Egrets because the follow the cattle and eat the bugs that are disturbed. Of course in Brooklyn we don't HAVE cattle, so they follow the bunny rabbits and eat the bugs that they disturb - Which is why in New York we call them "Bunny Egrets."

Actually I just made this last up - Sorry, haven't had any coffee yet....

I especially like th last shot!

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Beautiful shots. The lighting really brings out the detail and color. The last one is my favorite. It really jumps out at you. My only suggestion would be on the first two...part of the feet are cropped off. Of course it could be that they have really ugly feet.... You can be proud of those photos. Woody
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