Woolfall, S, Thorpe, R. I, Schmidt, G. A. J, Rolls, J. C & Rose, L. N / May 1983 – vol. 76, issue 5, pp 231–235 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 ... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.