Thursday 5 March 2009


This GREAT WHITE EGRET was first discovered on 21 February 2009 at Gilmourton, Lanarkshire (Clyde Region), favouring pools by the River Avon. It was showing well this afternoon late afternoon feeding on invertebrates and amphibians in the shallow pools adjacent to the river just south of the village.

It represents the 5th record for the Clyde Area and the third for Lanarkshire and is most likely the same bird as that seen in Aberlady Bay, Lothian, on 3 February, and subsequently at Baron's Haugh RSPB (Clyde) on 7 February 2009.

Angus Murray obtained these images above this afternoon.