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An Elegant Resident – The Cattle Egret

One of the two residents flying away from the Front Yard.

A pair of Cattle Egret are residents of our Front Yard.  They swoop in from a nest that is situated close by throughout the day.

Cattle Egret’s were introduced to Hawaii in 1959.  105 birds were brought to Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai in order to  “battle to control house flies, horn flies, and other flies that damage hides and cause lower weight gains in cattle.” In 2023 there are an estimated 30,000 Cattle Egrets on the islands.

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