Oct 30, 2021, 6:02:23 PM10/30/21
I'm not actually clear on the original source (I think facebook photos), but a couple days ago a pair of Cattle Egrets was reported from Anchor Point on the Northern Peninsula. After, I have gathered, many hours of leg work, John and Ivy Gibbons managed to relocate one of them feeding on insects inside of town this afternoon. They courteously reported them through the wire so that a lazybones like me could drive north, show up, and see it.
As it happened, I found both birds feeding together (apparently the first time they've been seen since at least Thursday) on a lawn elsewhere in town. They look for all the world like their evolutionary niche is to eat insects on northern Newfoundland lawns; they appear very happy, healthy, and active. Anchor Point is not a big town - in population or in density - so given the birds' activity levels a good strategy may be simply to drive around until you find them.
Doug Clark, mooching off the hard work of John and Ivy Gibbons