A male Cattle Egret, Bulbulcus ibis, was collected by the author on November 8, 1957. This represents a new bird record for Alabama. The bird was observed standing about five feet from the edge of the pavement at the mouth of Chocalata Bay, two miles east of the drawbridge on the Mobile Causeway in Baldwin County. The bird showed no fear of the hundreds of automobiles and trucks passing within ten feet of it.
Author: James E. Keeler
Volume Number: 5 Year Published: 1957
Issue Number: 3-4
Page Number: 26
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1957/Vol 5 No. 3, 4_1957_p26.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1957/Vol 5 No. 3, 4_1957.pdf