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Cattle egret in Donegal

09/01/2013 12:36:10
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A rare cattle egret at a pig farm in St Johnson, Co Donegal, Ireland. Photo copyright Christine Cassidy.

Unusual sighting of ‘pig egret'
January 2013. Surprisingly a cattle egret has been spotted on a Pig Farm in St Johnson, Co Donegal. The Cattle Egret is a cosmopolitan species of heron usually found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones, although it has been expanding its range northwards recently. It occurs in Spain and in some places on the west coast of France, but it is unusual north of the Channel.

The photographs were taken by Christine Cassidy, of Derry, Danny Mc Laughlin of the Inishowen Wildlife Club and Dermot Mc Laughlin, Chairman of The Inishowen Wildlife Club, who all witnessed the sighting off this rare bird.

 

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