Saturday, 23 April 2011

The Exminster Great White

It would appear that the colour-ringed Great White Egret currently on Exminster Marshes is the ringed bird that has been seen on the Somerset Levels since last summer; it was ringed as a nestling in May 2009 at Besne, Loire Atlantique, France.

It was seen in Lancashire during the last three months of 2009, before relocating to Cardiff in January 2010. It was then photographed in Gloucestershire in March 2010 before moving down to the Levels where it remained until last month.

Thanks Mark for posting the colour ring combination.