West 28 St Cattle Egret

For the last week or so lone Cattle Egret has been at West 28th Street between 8 and 9th Avenues, Chelsea. This is a rare bird for New York City. Looks like it may have migrated a bit north of the usual breeding territory. The bird usually hangs out in a small fenced in area of grass, trees and flowers; and has been seen roosting on a balcony of the Penn South houses. This Cattle Egret mostly feeds on earth worms—lots of them.

Here it is catching a worm:

The blur is because it moves fast.

Other poses:

Note the orange breeding plumage.

18 thoughts on “West 28 St Cattle Egret

  1. Anne Sandler 2017-04-21 / 2:55 pm

    What a find and great images. Never heard of a cattle egret. Guess they don’t have them in California???

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    • Sherry Felix 2017-04-21 / 9:50 pm

      Dead easy really. Just went to the street I was told about and there it was. Maybe this bird is a trend setter. Thanks Belinda.

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  2. Mark Miles 2017-04-22 / 3:06 am

    Gorgeous bird and wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend. 👍

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  3. Eunice 2017-04-23 / 4:15 am

    Great photos and a cute bird, he looks quite sweet 🙂

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  4. BirdNation 2017-04-25 / 10:38 pm

    Wow, what a cool opportunity to see a Cattle Egret in NYC! Great pics. He’s a cutie, isn’t he? 🙂

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    • Sherry Felix 2017-04-26 / 12:44 am

      It’s amazing how many odd birds visit for a while in odd places. Thanks.

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  5. W.H. SIM 2017-04-27 / 10:35 pm

    wow! great to have unusual visitors to your area, and even greater to be able to photograph them!

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