Today’s Bird – Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis ORDER: PELECANIFORMES FAMILY: ARDEIDAE

The short, thick-necked Cattle Egret spends most of its time in fields rather than streams. It forages at the feet of grazing cattle, head bobbing with each step, or rides on their backs to pick at ticks. This stocky white heron has yellow plumes on its head and neck during breeding season. Originally from Africa, it found its way to North America in 1953 and quickly spread across the continent. Elsewhere in the world, it forages alongside camels, ostriches, rhinos, and tortoises—as well as farmers’ tractors.

(Photo in Kenya by Lisa Ware for RiverHouse Photography of Caughdenoy, NY)

Eliot

TX Gov Orders State Guard to Monitor Possible Military Takeover of Texas

TX Gov Orders State Guard to Monitor Possible Military Takeover of Texas.

This is the most delicious thing I’ve read in months. The mass psychosis which was generated by the election of Barack Hussein Obama has resulted in the Governor of Texas ordering his State Guard to keep an eye on the United States military.

An eye

Lest they attempt to violate the sovereignty or honor of the Great State of Texas. By having their foreign exercises…errr…what..They aren’t foreign?

Oy