Little Egret, Foxton Estuary

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Davidthomas
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Little Egret, Foxton Estuary

Postby Davidthomas » Thu May 31, 2018 9:31 pm

Hey everyone,
Myself and Johannes Fischer observed an adult little egret in partial breeding plumage today amongst the godwits and stilts. It was rather approachable and didn’t seem too phased by people.

Also observed were:
1 Kotuku
6 barwits one flagged BEZ
1 red knot with a transmitter (sorry Phil!) flagged ECB
6 banded dotterels
40+ stilts
One white fronted tern
3 caspian tern
10 spoonbills

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imogen
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Re: Little Egret, Foxton Estuary

Postby imogen » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:50 am

Wonderful views of the little egret this morning.

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Paul Gibson
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Re: Little Egret, Foxton Estuary

Postby Paul Gibson » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:06 pm

Beautiful pictures Imogen, you have got the whites perfect.
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philbattley
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Re: Little Egret, Foxton Estuary

Postby philbattley » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:39 am

The egret was still around last weekend, hanging out right by the walkway.
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imogen
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Re: Little Egret, Foxton Estuary

Postby imogen » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:01 pm

Egret present late this afternoon and was teamed up with a little black shag. Never seen anything quite like it.

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