Friday, 14 May 2010

Cattle Egrets, Fassouri reed beds, Cyprus

May 9, 2010:
By this date the main pool at Fassouri had completely dried out and was covered by low vegetation making its precise position difficult to locate. However much of the surrounding pasture was still moist and grazed by cattle whose presence had attracted four Cattle Egrets.

One bird took a keen interest in a particular animal, carefully picking flies off its coat.

Others roamed more freely and fed on insects in the damp grassland. All the birds were in fine summer plumage.

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