In like manner other writers of the same or an earlier period latinized lapwing by Egrettides (plural), and rendered that again into English as egrets - the tuft of feathers misleading them also.
The islands are the home of a large number of birds, including terns, gannets and white egrets, though most of the indigenous species are extinct.
After lunch some of the group went swimming whilst others walked the grounds seeing only Cattle egrets and Cuban Crows.
We also now have resident little egrets, these birds were unusual summer visitors from southern Europe until recent years.
In the evening we again had dinner at the restaurant accompanied by roosting Cattle egrets.