Denise - I’d leave that as an Intermediate/Plumed just going by length of bill. The Cattle Egret bill is 2cm shorter (which is quite a lot), with a ‘jowly’ look. g
From: Denise Kay <>
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2023 4:29 PM
To: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Cc: Steve Read <>; Canberrabirds <>
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Bird counting, Dairy Flat this afternoon
I received this one in last week found on the ground under powerlines in McGregor, initially thought it was an Intermediate but it had an orange spot on the top of its head , now you mention cattle Egrets could I have improperly identified
it .Released to Giralang pond no injuries evident the following day . I considered the McGregor powerlines location risky. And I’m pleased Dairy Flat road is still referred to as Dairy Flat road
On 16 Apr 2023, at 4:13 pm, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:
All Cattle Egrets, Steve, no breeding colour I could see. 2 smaller flocks joined to make that large one. g
Nice, Geoffrey. For those of us with ordinary monitors, can you please let us know which egret that is? I can’t blow up the image sufficiently without degradation.
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