Friday, 16 September 2011

Egrets, I've had a few...

Two of this year's Little Egret chicks, from the colony near Bangor in North Wales, have just been reported as seen at RSPB's Leighton Moss Reserve in Lancashire on 21st July. Both were ringed as nestlings on 5th June so didn't waste much time leaving home. Last year chicks from the colony were resighted in Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and all around North England. One even made it as far as Tenerife, the longest recorded movement by a British-ringed Little Egret so far.
Thanks to Cliff of for the above photo and Jane for the title!

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