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Old Monday 10th October 2016, 20:19   #1
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Does the Great White Egret nest on the Somerset Levels such as Ham Wall reserve?
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Yes and has done for several years at both Ham Wall and Shapwick Heath. There is a colour ringing scheme now based there to establish movements from there.
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Yes and has done for several years at both Ham Wall and Shapwick Heath. There is a colour ringing scheme now based there to establish movements from there.
Someone has told me that Cattle Egrets are now nesting now in the UK as well now. Is that true?
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Someone has told me that Cattle Egrets are now nesting now in the UK as well now. Is that true?
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I did some research and it turns out that two nested in 2008 in Somerset, but not since. They turn up at Ham Wall rarely.

Going back to the Great White Egrets you can see them very well at Ham Wall. On most of my visits I see at least one, normally on the first or second platform. Two Glossy Ibises have also been hanging around the resevevening for over a year. :)
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Someone has told me that Cattle Egrets are now nesting now in the UK as well now. Is that true?
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Are you fishing for rare breeding bird info? GWE is out there but the remainder shouldnt be public domain.
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wonder why cattle egrets fizzled out in somerset? think they wintered and bred for a short while?
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