Cattle Egret in breeding plumage in June in Derby

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It was clearly a Cattle Egret , due to the orange feathers, but it is June! Cattle Egret should not be in breeding plumage in June in the north of Australia! Cattle Egret have been recorded in Australia since 1948. We have never observed a Cattle Egret in Derby.

The Cattle Egret Expansion

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I’d like to introduce you to a diminutive heron, the Cattle Egret Bubuclus ibis. The Cattle Egret is native to Africa, where it is a familiar sight among herds of large mammals. Cattle Egret is more closely related to herons in the genus Ardea then the species termed egrets in the genus Egretta. Cattle Egret was first recorded in Florida in 1941 (although originally these were dismissed as escapes), and officially bred in Florida in 1953.

Modern Day Cattle Rustlers

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Here is an interesting article about cattle rustling. Known for a distinctive hump at the base of the neck, Brahman cattle are rare here and would be easily spotted at a local auction, leading investigators to think the rustlers already had a buyer — or a butcher — lined up. Crashing through a gate in the dead of night, thieves using trucks and trailers recently robbed a farmer here of 53 Brahman crossbreed cows valued at some $50,000.

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Cattle Egrets in La Paz, Mexico

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The real shock came, when at the last minute, I realized that they were not Greater Egrets , nor the smaller Snowy Egrets , but Cattle Egrets – Bubulcus ibis. With one chance to fire off a quick shot, my camera fixed with the 500MM lens, thru the trees over my head, I was rewarded with a blurry, terrible shot, of Cattle Egrets ! There they were, out in the middle of a very large field, hanging out with, if you can imagine, a bunch of cattle.

Cattle Egrets Eating Herps at the Viera Wetlands

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One of the creatures that didn’t so much cross my path as follow it was a Cattle Egret that seemed to think my car was a suitable substitute for cows. And, when a Leopard Frog moved to escape my car, the Cattle Egret was proven correct. But I wasn’t done with Cattle Egret yet! Cattle Egrets: wreaking havoc with herps wherever they go! …. Birds Bird Behavior Cattle Egret viera

USDA Has Meat Animal Research Center

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A Gathering at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

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There had to be at least 100 or more, and when I got closer, I was excited to find several Cattle Egrets ( Bubulcus ibis ), a species of which a decent photograph had always eluded me. There were not only Cattle Egrets and Great Egrets ( Ardea alba ) but Snowy Egrets ( Egretta thula ) as well. As I always do on the way home, following a short visit to the San Francisco Bay Area, I take in at least one of the National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) found in the Sacramento Valley.

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Animal Welfare Act Inadequate for Farm Animals

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Unlike domestic animals, there are minimal organizations or lobbyists to defend these animals, therefore leaving public opinion to be shaped only by the insincere comments of the cattle industry. Tags: animal cruelty proposition 2 cattle farm animal welfare agribusiness This is really interesting. How many people know this about the Animal Welfare Act? I certainly didn't. No wonder there is so much "farm" animal abuse out there.

Black-necked Storks at Myalls Bore near Derby

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Whenever we make a trip to Derby we pull over seven kilometres before we get to town at Myalls Bore and the 120 metre long cattle trough.

Mad Cow Disease Appears in California

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The sale of cattle and calves was a $1.82-billion industry in California 2008 and fifth among the state’s top 20 commodities. Beef cattle are raised in nearly every California county. Nationally, California ranks behind Texas, Kansas and Nebraska in total cattle numbers. Potentially bad news for California Agriculture. Read the full story here at the LA Times.

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Beef Farm's Trucks Burned by Activists

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Animal rights activists are behind the burning of cattle trucks at Harris Farms in western Fresno County early Sunday, according to a statement released by a clearinghouse for activists. The statement purports to describe how the fire, which heavily damaged 14 tractors and several cattle-hauling trailers, was set and says the attack was aimed at "the horrors of factory farming."

Pig Castration in Europe - An Animal Welfare Concern

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This year, the European Commission will issue a research contract, worth up to €1 million for a study into alternatives to the castration of pigs and dehorning of cattle. They castrate piglets in Europe for sanitary purposes (to avoid taint in the meat), but the methods are not terribly humane.

Terri Irwin in Fight with Mining Co.

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The mining company says she only wants the land to expand her cattle operations. A mining company is fighting the widow of Steve Irwin over the use of some leased land. She claims that mining it will damage plants and animals. Looks like a long and nasty fight ahead

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Groups Urge FDA Ban on Feeding Chicken Feces to Cows.Wait, WHAT???

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the nation's largest restaurant user of beef, also wants the FDA to prohibit the feeding of so-called poultry litter to cattle. Well, you learn something new every day. A coalition of food and consumer groups that includes Consumers Union and the Center for Science in the Public Interest has asked the Food and Drug Administration to ban the practice. McDonald's Corp.,

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Birding in the Delhi area Part 1

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Cattle Egret. Doing what cattle egrets do: communicating with cattle, even though these tend to be somewhat dull conversation partners. One of the many things I did not know about Delhi is that it is the capital city with the second-largest number of bird species (after Nairobi).

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Welsh Report Shows Increased Animal Research at Cardiff University

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By comparison, Bangor University used 1,464 mice and 664 fish, Aberystwyth used 289 cattle, 153 mice and 102 sheep and Swansea used 1,208 fish. Here's an article about an increase in animal experiments at Cardiff University in Wales. According to a Wales on Sunday investigation, the number of animals used at Cardiff has risen by 13 percent since 2006.

Cockatoo Creek

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The egret family were represented by the Great Egrets , Intermediate Egrets and a lone Cattle Egret. Cattle Egret.

Turkey Abuse in West Virginia Aviagen Plant

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It's even got Chuck Jolley from the Cattle Network riled up. Overlooked this one. Another nasty farm animal abuse story. Whatever you think about PETA, I admire them for exposing this crap. Bottom line: If you’re running a business where you allow the kinds of shortcuts that let animal abuse happen, please sell it and leave the industry now. Find another line of work. If you’re caught by PETA or HSUS, please do not plead ignorance and vow to clean it up. It will be too late.

Birding Dongfang and Dongzhai on Hainan

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Here, nervous Cattle Egrets trying to quit smoking pace restlessly on buffalos.

Locusts and Oriental Pratincoles around Broome

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They believed there was potential for sheep in those days, but now there are only cattle. The cattle are a cross breed of Brahman and shorthorn, so they can withstand the extreme weather. The cattle are enjoying the new growth and the Oriental Pratincoles have arrived in huge numbers.

Agriculture Fears Possible "Cow Tax"

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It would require farms or ranches with more than 25 dairy cows, 50 beef cattle or 200 hogs to pay an annual fee of about $175 for each dairy cow, $87.50 per head of beef cattle and $20 for each hog. I don't know how seriously to take this, or if it's just the ag industry pulling an NRA stunt (ie. knee-jerk reaction to anything and everything.) There was} a proposal Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 by the Environmental Protection Agency to charge a fee for air-polluting cows and hogs.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2016)

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He and his friend Seth did find one good bird at Jacob Riis Park, a continuing Cattle Egret , which is common across large chunks of the world but was only Corey’s sixth sighting in New York State, with the fifth having been the same individual bird during the week last week. Though Floridians might laugh, the Cattle Egret is Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend.

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The 20 most common birds in Shanghai (Part 1)

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The Cattle Egret (or Eastern Cattle Egret , to be exact, but that would mess with my alphabetic order) can be seen in farmland around Shanghai. Instead of cattle, it nowadays often follows tractors ploughing the fields and thus stirring up small animals. Birdwatchers tend to like the rare, the exotic – yet many common birds are exciting as well.

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Sentient: a book review

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The altruistic vampire, back at the roost after a meal of horse or cattle blood, will regurgitate the blood to feed not only her own pup, but other adults and their pups too, all of this prompted by being groomed by the donee and, in particular, by being licked on the lips.

Listen Today on WALO Radio

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The University of Puerto Rico, an "1862" LGU founded in 1900, operates a slaughter facility killing small ruminants -- typically goats and sheep, cattle being large ruminants. Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends! Today, March 30th, at 3:00 East Coast time, Susan Soltero of Puerto Rico will interview me live on the air at WALO Radio about Responsible Policies for Animals' 10,000 Years Is Enough campaign to get our universities out of the meat industry!

On Exploitation, OED-Style

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The action of exploiting or turning to account; productive working or profitable management (of mines, cattle, etc.). Ian asked about the history of exploit and exploitation according to the Oxford English Dictionary a couple of days ago. I have another post in the works for today as well, but for now, here they are: I won't get into exploit as a noun (e.g., 1755 SMOLLETT Quix. 1803) II. 24 The glory of having undertaken such an exploit no malice.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of July 2019)

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i got my fill of cygnets and goslings this weekend, but the best sighting was an adult Cattle Egret that apparently didn’t realize how far Upstate New York was from wherever it should be. July birding in the Northern Hemisphere may be slow, but you’ve got to love those adorable baby birds! Does anyone out there keep a separate list for fledglings and chicks?

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On What the Animal Ag Alliance Thinks of Us

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Bea directed me to an interview with Dr. Elizabeth Parker , the "chair man " (my emphasis) of the Animal Agriculture Alliance at CattleNetwork, which apparently is "The Source for Cattle News."

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Big Cat Week, day 3

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Kilimanjaro in Kenya, lions are attacking Maasai cattle, as they have for hundreds of years. As promised, another sneak peak! Tonight’s program is called Lion Warriors and premieres Wednesday, December 8, at 9PM ET/PT. On the Great Plains below Mt. And the proud Maasai warriors have hunted them ruthlessly in return so that now only about 2,000 remain in the country. If their numbers drop any lower, their populations will not be sustainable.

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Roebuck Plains in flood

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They were busy feeding around the cattle water trough that the cattle can’t get to unless they want wet hooves! Over the last few weeks we have had some significant rainfall in the Broome area.

Birding Mkuze

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Cattle Egrets using public transport. Mkuze Game Reserve is in the Eastern part of South Africa, about 5 hours away from Johannesburg, and one of the best places I have ever been to for bird photography.

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Yellow-billed Spoonbills breeding

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We were even more delighted as we followed some cattle tracks to discover not only more bird species than we had hoped, but also more Yellow-billed Spoonbills.

Whiskered Terns and locusts

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Attempting a photograph of the cattle beside the highway was pointless, because you only got photographs of locusts! We have been getting some really good rain over the last few days and the highway has been closed going north from Broome.

Visit the Macaw Lodge in Costa Rica

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10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

Come to Puembo Birding Garden

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One guide has been taking care of cattle. 10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

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Castellare di Castellina: Chianti Classico (2019)

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Bologna La Grassa may revel in the indulgence of its Parma ham, lasagne, and rich, fatty ragùs, and Venice may boast the bounty of the sea, but the rugged, hilly homeland of the ancient Etruscans is undoubtedly cattle country.

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A huge gathering of Galahs

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There are always stray cattle to watch out for, but we prefer to minimize the risk of hitting animals by leaving on road trips until a couple of hours after sunrise. Cockatoo Creek had stopped flowing many months ago, but the water that remained was a good water source for the cattle in the area and also the birdlife. On Monday we went from Broome to Derby. We left home just before 8am when we hoped most of the wallabies had moved away from the highway.

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The Usual Suspects

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Cattle Egrets are very common outside of the most urbanized areas. I went to the rural park of Kilómetro 23 last Monday, so-called because of its distance from downtown Morelia. It is not one of my favorite sites, but it is worth visiting a couple of times each year.

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Salon des Refusés (part 1)

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Cattle Egret (Nanhui, China). The Salon des Refusés was an art exhibition held in Paris in 1863 to show work that had been refused by the selection committee of the official Salon.

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Food

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Cattle Egret. I am probably one of the least qualified people to write a post with this title, as my interest in food is quite limited, as long as I do not go hungry.

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Whooping Crane at Joe Overstreet Road

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One of the remaining birds is known to frequent Joe Overstreet Road, a dirt road that runs a few miles through sod farms and cattle pastures between Canoe Creek Road and Lake Kissimmee in Keenansville,about an hour south of Orlando. The first farm on the left, where all the cattle are? He’s usually way back from the road, but he feeds from the cattle trough so he sticks around. And, yes, the setting, a cattle pasture, could have been more pleasant.

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The Dracula Bird

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But all this changed with the arrival of Europeans, and their cattle. Also, as ranchers increasingly moved their free-range cattle into feedlots, they settled down and became incredibly numerous. I hope you will forgive my rather lurid title.

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Nanhui, Shanghai in August

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Cattle Egret … though some of them seem to want to hide (which is really difficult for a white bird).

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