Cattle Egret at Terrapin Nature Park

I repeated my Eastern Shore routine again this morning;Sandy Point for sunrise, Terrapin and then CBEC. The weather was perfect again, with low temps and low humidity.

Terrapin was a bit more productive, but the water is still high, so wading birds just aren’t around. CBEC has improved, with a host of Egrets continuing Tricolors, Eagles, Pine Warblers and Brown Headed Nuthatches.

Sandy Point 44

Sandy Point 43

Sunrise at Sandy Point.

Osprey 370

Ospreys seem to do well at CBEC.

Brown Headed Nuthatch 17

CBEC is the best place I know for Brown Headed Nuthatches.

Purple Martin 114

Purple Martin 113

Purple Martins were present in large numbers.

Great Egret 104

Great Egret 103

This Great Egret seemed to be taking a break.

Tri Colored Heron 27

At least two Tri Colored Herons are still at CBEC.

Semipalmated Plover 6

This Semipalmated Plover was feeding at CBEC.

Sandpiper 106

This may be a Least Sandpiper.

Belted Kingfisher 122

I’m seeing Belted Kingfishers more often lately.

Green Heron 132

This Green Heron flew overhead at Terrapin.

Bald Eagle 422


Bald Eagle 423

I saw an adult Bald Eagle as well as this juvenile.

Cattle Egret 2

Cattle Egret 1

I haven’t seen a Cattle Egret in many years.

3 thoughts on “Cattle Egret at Terrapin Nature Park

  1. AmaZing pictures once again…love the juvenile. Are the Great egret and cattle egret the same. If not, what is the difference. Gorgeous shots of them.

  2. The Cattle Egret is about half the size of the Great Egret, and has a much shorter beak. Great Egrets forage in marsh areas, Cattle Egrets in fields, often alongside animals.

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