Cattle Egret Whanganui River Estuary

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haggarty
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Cattle Egret Whanganui River Estuary

Postby haggarty » Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:35 pm

In a failed bid to see the whimbrel I did see this bird that I believe is a cattle Egret? Would appreciate confirmation. Flew down river and landed on this drift wood right at the Karoro road access end of Gilberd street. Only hung around for a couple of minutes. Sorry about quality of photos, heavily cropped on a heat hazy day! But should allow experts to ID
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AlfieB77
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Re: Cattle Egret Whanganui River Estuary

Postby AlfieB77 » Tue Nov 15, 2022 6:07 pm

I’m not an expert, but I’d say that’s a cattle egret.
Paul Gibson
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Location: Wanganui

Re: Cattle Egret Whanganui River Estuary

Postby Paul Gibson » Tue Nov 15, 2022 9:36 pm

Pity you missed the whimbrel, today we found it upstream from Beach Road, with a group of godwits, at about 3.15 pm. I plan to check again tomorrow at about 4.30 pm. Been here for 9 days now.

An interesting find in the cattle egret, we rarely see one on the Whanganui.

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