Saturday, 8 October 2016

Colour Ringed Little Egret

On Wednesday last week whilst surveying the large number of wildfowl congregated in the Scaldwell Bay at Pitsford Res, my attention was captured by a little Egret fishing in the shallows away towards the bund. It appeared to have been colour Ringed. Further studying through my scope eventually revealed that the bird was Ringed above the knee on both legs. The left leg had an orange (it looked red to me) ring with the black letter N and the right a green ring with the number 6.
After reporting the siting via the BTO the following information was provided about the bird: It was ringed by North Thames Gull group on the 5th May 2012 as a nestling, making the bird 4yrs 154 days old. The bird was Ringed at Netherhall in Essex, 89km from Pitsford.
               Neil H.
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