Little Egret

Last night I got a call from a friend telling me that the ABA.org website had posted that a Code 4 Little Egret, Egretta garzetta, at Côte-Ste-Catherine “récréo parc” in Lachine rapids, near Montreal, Quebec.

Code-4: Casual.
Species not recorded annually in the ABA Checklist Area, but with six or more total records—including three or more in the past 30 years—reflecting some pattern of occurrence.

This morning 3 of us went down to see this great European visitor.  The Little Egret is looks alot like the Snowy Egret, but appears larger, has a longer neck and bill, has black lores.  Leaving at 5am we drove straight to the spot and wow..there it was feeding 50 yards off shore.

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Its great when a plan works out.

Thanks for the heads up Rick…

Another bird in the books….Merci Raymond Belhumeur une autre bon oiseaux

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2 Responses to Little Egret

  1. Rick Poulin says:

    Your welcome.

    Turns out this is the second Little Egret I have seen on Quebec. I forgot about the first one – doh!

  2. Roger Miller says:

    Paul, I enjoyed our discussion yesterday along the Shirley’s Bay dike. Too bad it was so windy, but it was still a good outing.
    Roger

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