This egret looks confused. (As kids, we called them ‘tick birds’ because they are always to be found near grazing cattle.)
I took these two pics at Borrowdale Race Course in Harare recently. Its been raining and raining, here in Zimbabwe and the gallops are flooded.
Usually white, they all looked pretty grubby and no amount of cleaning (or hiding under his wing,) is going to help until it dries up some.