Cattle or little?

To: "'Margaret Leggoe'" <>, <>
Subject: Cattle or little?
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2011 22:14:23 +1000
Hi Margaret,
My vote is for a Cattle Egret, they are known to be there sometimes (more normally in groups). The Little Egret has a black beak, is more elegant or slender in shape and as far as I know, only feeds in water (in a rapid moving manner) and not in mown grass.
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From: Margaret Leggoe [
Sent: Sunday, 5 June 2011 7:24 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Cattle or little?

This egret was picking around in the mown grassy area beside the parking area at Jerrabomberra Wetlands this morning.  It was about the size of a purple swamphen, and would be the smallest egret I have seen at close quarters.




Margaret Leggoe


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