Little Egrets

To: Mike Carter <>
Subject: Little Egrets
From: Dave Torr <>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 08:22:37 +1100
The notes Mike refers to - along with his March survey results - are at

On 21 March 2011 16:50, Mike Carter <> wrote:

> <>
> On the other side of Port Phillip Bay we too have been having an
> interesting time with Egrets at the Eastern Treatment Plant. On 6 March we
> had our first Intermediate Egret since March 2001 with the only other recent
> record nearby being one in March 2006 at Edithvale. On that day we had two
> other Egrets greatly different in size that confused us for a long while but
> which I now believe were BOTH juvenile Little Egrets in spite of the size
> difference. Furthermore, we had similar birds on two other nearby wetlands
> on Saturday 19 March. The bills on these birds are black distally but yellow
> on basal half and some have black, not greenish-yellow soles. All the birds
> were photographed and I have written detailed reports which will be sent to
> Dave Torr with a view to placing them on the BOCA website. I suspect that
> they may have bred locally so we are seeing unfamiliar, very young, birds.
> Mike Carter
> 30 Canadian Bay Road
> Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
> Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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