This is probably the only Reddish Egret we will see in the Lowcountry this year. Unless they drastically changed their range this bird was blown off course.
Reddish Egrets have a tiny, warmer tropical habitat, always on the coast. They don’t migrate at all.
Because they stick right on the coast when food shortages hit, or a toxic bloom happens on the coast, their populations drastically drop.
Photographs taken on Bulls Island, South Carolina in a coastal salt marsh.