Cattle Egret – Greenwood, Johnson County

I decided to go a different direction this morning and check the retention ponds around I-65 at Greenwood.  There still isn’t much waterfowl moving through our area as noted by the fact that the ponds only had Canada Geese, Mallards, American Coots, and Pied-billed Grebes.  To my surprise at one of the last few ponds I checked I came across a Cattle Egret at first sitting in the sun and then actively feeding.  I called Mike Clay and he came over a few minutes later for a life county bird.   This ties the latest record in eBird for Indiana. Hopefully some one can let me know of a later date.

The pond is on  the west side of S. Graham Road .4 miles South of E. Main Street.  As seen on Google Maps below.

 

Cattle Egret - Greenwood Retention Ponds 111013
Cattle Egret – Greenwood Retention Ponds 111013
Cattle Egret - Greenwood Retention Ponds 111013
Cattle Egret – Greenwood Retention Ponds 111013
Photo to compare the size of the Cattle Egret to Mallards.
Photo to compare the size of the Cattle Egret to Mallards.

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