Little Egret

Little Egret Egretta garzetta (Linnaeus, 1766)

Little Egret Egretta garzetta garzetta (Linnaeus, 1766)

(Uncommon R, PM & SV)

The first acceptable record for the lake was of a bird found by the author at Polish Water in front of the Fishing Lodge on 29th August 1997 (contra Avon Bird Report 1997 which suggests it was on Home Bay Point). Since that time Little Egrets have visited on many occasions and can now be classified as uncommon viz. occur in small numbers each year.

Bibliography (sources of information)

Davis, A.H. (ed.) Avon Bird Report, 1997. Avon Ornithological Group.

Updated 26 December, 2012