Thursday, 8 November 2012

Colour-ringed Little Egret in Northern Ireland

Had a phone call from Adam McClure, the RSPB's Northern Ireland Red Kite Project Officer, on Monday to say he had just been talking to Cameron Moore, a local birder, who had seen and photographed a colour-ringed Little Egret at Larne Lough, Co. Antrim back on 3rd and 10th August. Sure enough turned out to be one of ours from Bangor, the second smallest of a brood of four ringed on 25th June 2012. Ironic really as Adam had been over ringing with me for a week in June and had tagged along with Adrienne Stratford and I when we went to ring them but had to shoot off and catch a ferry before we managed to find a nest with chicks the right age for ringing!

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