Ringed Little Egrets

Please keep a look out for colour ringed Little Egrets in NI. From a total of 40 birds fitted with colour rings with individual digits, there have already been 12 re-sightings reported from birders around  Ireland  The most impressive sighting has been that of a Little Egret which was ringed by BirdWatch Ireland staff member John Lusby in its nest last summer in Galway Bay and which was subsequently spotted by a birder in the Azores in October, a trip of 2,133km! Please keep a look out for any colour ringed egrets and report sightings to John Lusby at jlusby@birdwatchireland.ie  or Chris Benson at  Illaune@eircom.net.  Each bird has two colour rings, a black darvic with a letter above the left knee and a yellow darvic with a letter/number above the right knee.
Little Egret - John Lusby

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