Little Egret origins finally revealed

12th January 2010 - overcast ESE4/5
Around 6 Little Egret remain.
Details of two colour-ringed Little Egret seen on the island last autumn have just been received, both had been ringed as nestlings. DBYW was originally ringed at Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales on the 13th June 2009 and was seen on the island on 20th to 22nd October 2009 while FAYO seen on 22nd October 2009 had been ringed at Faversham, Kent on 4th July 2003 and has subsequently been seen at Leighton Moss, Lancashire and Ulpha Meadows, Cumbria prior to arriving on Walney Island.

If visiting the island please try to avoid disturbance to roosting and feeding birds, the continuing freeze is now beginning to have a noticeable affect, especially amongst wildfowl and waders which are now starting to struggle to survive as temperatures remain below freezing.