Little Egret reveals origins

8th November 2010 – heavy rain SE5/6/7
Wildfowl and Waders
Results of the monthly WeBS count for the island included totals of 208 Shelduck, 1,287 Wigeon, 342 Teal, 26 Red-breasted Merganser, 10,471 Oystercatcher, 1,500 Golden Plover, 277 Grey Plover, 1,036 Lapwing, 202 Sanderling, 2,637 Dunlin, 1,048 Curlew, 2,215 Redshank and 256 Turnstone.
Details have just been received of the first of the colour-ringed Little Egrets to be seen on the island earlier in the autumn – it had been rung as a nestling in North Wales on 7th June 2010 and was relocated on the island on 30th August 2010.