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Cattle Egret in breeding plumage in June in Derby

14 days ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

Last Friday, June 19th, we went to the Derby Poo Ponds. We were sitting in the new hut having lunch. There were not many birds to observe due to the bad state of the wetland, but there was a breeze and as usual there was nobody else around. There had not been many birds in the settling ponds either, but there were some Royal Spoonbills and White Ibis. I suddenly saw an egret flying in front of the hut heading towards the settling ponds. It was clearly a Cattle Egret , due to the orange feathers, but it is June! Cattle Egret should not be in breeding plumage in June in the north of...
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