possible Intermediate egret - Papakura

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possible Intermediate egret - Papakura

Postby BombayDave » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:46 pm

Pahurehure Inlet, Papakura, Auckland

Seen on 2 occasions in last 3 days feeding on exposed mudflats at low tide. Only had a fleeting view from SH1 but bird was feeding alongside WF herons and seemed to be the same size.
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Re: possible Intermediate egret - Papakura

Postby RussCannings » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:43 am

Cheers Dave,

Any reason why this couldn't be the Little Egret that was present at that location during the winter? Intermediates tend to be more closely associated with freshwater environments.

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Re: possible Intermediate egret - Papakura

Postby BombayDave » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:55 pm

I agree - Quite probably a Little Egret. Did not get a good enough look at bird though. I suggested Intermediate as it did seem to be the same size as WF Herons(not smaller).
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Re: possible Intermediate egret - Papakura

Postby RussCannings » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:43 pm

Hopefully it remains in the area for a closer approach. I'm sure there are many out there that would love it to be an Inty!

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Re: possible Intermediate egret - Papakura

Postby sav » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:40 pm

If it was the same size as a WFHeron, isn't it more likely to be a Spoonbill?
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Re: possible Intermediate egret - Papakura

Postby George Hobson » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:55 am

sav wrote:If it was the same size as a WFHeron, isn't it more likely to be a Spoonbill?

I was surprised at the size of the Little Egret at Foxton, it was very similar to the nearby WFH. I was anticipating it to more.... Little ;)
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