Great White Egret history

Friday 19th March 2010
I am very grateful to Loïc Marion of CNRS-University of Rennes1, France, for an extremely quick response regarding the colour-ringed Great White Egret at Ashleworth Ham:

"Dear Paul,

Many thanks for these sightings of GWE. The red colour rings are in fact orange. I ringed it as nestling at Besné (Loire Atlantique, F) on 6/5/2009, metal ring CA 69229. It has been seen on 25/9/2009 at Brockholes Wetland LWT, Lancashire, UK, from 8/11/2009 to 13/11 and between 13 and 28-12/2009 on at Crossens Outer Marsh, Lancashire, on 29/12/09 and 8/1/2010 at Churchtown Moss, Lancashire, on 1/1 and 20/1/2010 at Marshside RSPB, on Lancashire, on 22-23/1/2010 at Castleton Court, Fortran Road, St Mellons, Cardiff, and already at Ashleworth Ham, Gloucestershire on 17-18/3/2010.

I find this really fascinating, especially to think that at four months old it had already traveled to Lancashire from the west coast of France.


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