Friday, January 6, 2012

An Egret From the Bronx

With the help of Jim Wright of the NJ Meadowlands Commission, I found out where the banded Great Egret we saw on last weekend's Cumberland Christmas Bird Count was banded - and hatched. As Jim posted in his blog, "Susan Elbin of NYC Audubon says: 'DX was banded in the Bronx, NY, as a nestling on 15 June 2011. The nesting colony is/was on South Brother Island in the East River. South Brother is due west of Rikers Island.'"

The youngster was still pretty close to home; hopefully it survived the recent cold snap, and/or opted to continue to a more likely wintering ground for Great Egret - like Florida!

No comments:

Post a Comment