Cattle Egrets feeding on leeches.

On 12th April 1979, in Andalucia, southern Spain, I observed a number of herons and egrets searching for food in the flooded fields and swamps beside a small river in the Marismas. A large herd of cattle had waded far into the water, and ten cows finally gathered on a small, dry island. As they stood about ruminating, several Cattle Egrets Bubulcus ibis walked


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