We’ve been mesmerized daily by what we were assuming is an egret. But in doing some googling, we aren’t so sure it is an egret, rather we think it might be a bird in the heron family. Or an ibis, but is an ibis in the egret family? Inquiring minds want to know.
We have so many unanswered questions and hope you all are smarter than we are to tell us what we need to know.
- Is this actually an egret?
- Is it a male or female we see foraging every morning?
- Do they mate for life?
- What can they possibly eat with such a long thin neck?
- Do they have an inner clock to know what time high tide is? He shows up almost exactly the same time every day.
- Is there a family back in the mango grove or would he live alone?
- Do they eat just once a day?
- Is their vision that remarkable that they can actually SEE the fish in the water? Note that in the video he watched the entire time, never actually eating a thing. We stopped the camera well past the minute mark. He’s a patient soul.
The last video was taken one of our first days here, the video I tried to post earlier and WP spit it back. Here it is now.