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