The current Great White Egret is the first for three years but records have been more frequent in recent times. This bird is the fourth NI record, the previous records are:
1997 Bann Estuary and Black Glen Co.Londonderry.
1998 Comber river estuary. Co.Down
2007 Lough Beg Co.Londonderry.
Many thanks to Jeff Larkin for the photos belw: