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Are egrets predators?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by clifonti, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. clifonti

    clifonti Out Of The Brooder

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    May be a silly question but I've noticed an egret hanging around in the mornings. We don't have a lake nearby so is it watching my free range chickens?
     
  2. Miltonchix

    Miltonchix Taking a Break

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    Only if you're a bug, reptile, or possibly a fish.
    I have them land in my back 40 and walk in a straight line eating bugs. Fun to watch. I only wish they'd show up more often.
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I would think if only you were a fish...
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Cattle Egrets will sit on the backs of our cattle and pick bugs off. The cows just ignore them.
     

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