Egret at The Entrance

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Subject: Egret at The Entrance
From: "Alan Morris" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 12:04:31 +1000

Hi Birders,
Mike Simpson's egret is definately a Great Egret. Two common features =
help one identify differences between the two species, especially when =
the Great Egret is in ints non-breeding plumage and has a yellow bill =
(the legs and bill are black when breeding). Firstly the Great has an =
extra bend near the top of its neck, and secondly, the Intermediate =
Egret is primarily a bird of the freshwater marshes where it takes =
tadpoles, frogs and small fish. Rarely if even would you get an =
Intermediate Egret fishing in an estuary or tidal mudflat. Great Egrets =
and Little Egrets are common estuarine birds of the East Coast of =
Australia and particularly so at The Entrance, only 10 minutes drive =
north of beautiful Bateau Bay.

Alan Morris
Bateau Bay

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