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Great Egret (Ardea alba) discovered by Lynnette (#212)

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Sighting Info

Observed: May 21, 2010 @ 12:00 AM
Posted on: May 21, 2010 @ 8:49 PM (diff: 0 days)
Comments:
A Great Egret.... not on the list of options

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By Lessa on 7/21/2010 1:14:19 PM

Where did you see this? A beautiful bird, and great photos, but I was not aware that it is ever sighted in Newfoundland!

By Lynnette on 7/21/2010 5:59:56 PM

Apparently it is pretty rare here! Got these shots in Spaniards Bay. The egret was hanging out there for at least a couple of weeks in May.

By Lessa on 7/22/2010 9:04:02 AM

Wow - that is super rare. Thanks for posting it here. We've been getting a few "rare" sightings, but I think this one is the most dramatic.

By Lynnette on 7/23/2010 6:13:29 AM

Thank you for the remarks! It was a pretty thrilling 1/2 hour to spend in the presence of such a spectacular bird...

By brendan kelly on 8/30/2010 10:10:04 PM

realy nice !

By NL Nature Support on 9/5/2013 11:18:26 AM

Have you seen this bird on the island again? Its pretty rare!

By Lynnette on 9/5/2013 1:58:22 PM

No, I haven't seen it this year....

By NewfoundlandTraveller on 11/7/2014 9:34:35 AM

My husband saw this bird in St. Shotts on Nov. 5 and 6, 2014.The first day he saw it on the side of the river close to the new bridge. On the 6th he saw it again close to the river alongside the beach. I searched for white body, long neck, long legs and yellow beak. We are not bird watchers but we thought this might be a rare sighting. A lovely looking bird, hubby says.

By Lessa on 11/7/2014 9:03:49 PM

Thanks for the note, NewfoundlandTraveller! Can you put a pin on the map with the approximate location of your Nov, 5/6 sightings? Thanks!

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