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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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|