If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Cattle Egret. Cattle Egrets nest colonially, usually in trees close to water. Sticks for the nest are gathered by the male and arranged by the female. Usually three or four eggs are laid; incubation takes about 23 days. The chicks fledge at about 30 days after hatching, though they remain with their parents for another two weeks for care.
Rebel Yell by Roger Smith
cattle egret with young by William Miller 21
Cattle Egrets Nesting by Marc_Scott-Parkin
_DSC4329 by mudflaps
Siblings by Roger Smith
Can I please, Ma? Huh, can I? by Roger Smith
Three Babes by ShacklefordPhotoArt
Backlit Babies by Mike_Godwin
Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our Birdorable Cattle Egret t-shirts and gifts!