Date: 12/20/18 4:52 pm From: Roger Robb <brrobb...> Subject: [obol] White Egret
Thanks to Sally for getting additional photos of this bird. My friends and I spent time in Queensland last year seeing both Intermediate and Great Egrets. Differentiating the two was not difficult as they were in breeding plumage. One noticeable character that should be apparent on non-breeding and breeding birds is that the gape on Great Egrets extends beyond the eye; not so on Intermediate or other egrets. Better photos of this bird may show this diagnostic feature.