Saturday, February 25, 2006

Sightings

Felix Wilson sent in the accompanying image of a Great Egret taken at Gould's Lagoon on Thursday (23/2). He asks whether this is an early record of a bird arriving from the Mainland. Certainly egrets in any numbers usually start arriving in the Autumn, but I have noticed one occasionally during the Summer at this venue, so suspect it's that individual. A few, mainly Great Egrets and the odd Little, do overstay during the Summer months.
A report of 29 Great-crested Grebes from Moulting Lagoon last week is an interesting record. A few can often be seen in or near Orielton Lagoon.

1 comment:

John Tongue said...

What a great shot, Felix.