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Sunday, 1 February 2009

RECORD LITTLE EGRET ROOST IN LONDON (MIDDLESEX)



A staggering 48 LITTLE EGRETS roosted at Broadwater GP (Middlesex) last night (31 January 2009) equalling the number Andrew Moon had photographed at the site on 24 January (see image above)

This is also equal to the peak count in December 2005.

This winter has seen counts of 45 on 6 December 2008, 43 on 20 December 2008 and 48 on 24 & 31 January 2009 (Andrew Moon/LGRE)

Although 10 birds are accounted for in the Chess River Valley (between Chesham and Scotsbridge Mill), it is a complete mystery where the remaining 38 birds spend their day.