Egret sp. 1 possible hybrid Western Reef x Little or aberrant juvenile Little. Long pointed bill although yellow for basal two thirds.
Little Egret c.5
Waiting for Spring (1-18 March)
9 hours ago
16th July 1998 : Vonjy picked us up at 5.45am so that we could arrive at Perinet at dawn (6am) picking up our guide ‘Maurice’ from his house in Andasibe on the way. Spent until midday walking the trails with Maurice when he went for ‘lunch’. We stayed in the Reserve meeting him at the Green Lake at 2.30pm from where we tried some more trails before walking a section of the road back towards Andasibe spending the evening at the Orchid Garden. I then went spotlighting in the Reserve with Maurice until 7.30pm. (42 species seen, 36 new, highlights Mad. Little Grebe, Mad. Long-eared Owl, Cuckoo-Roller &Crossley’s Babbler). Drizzle in the morning becoming dry and sunny in the afternoon.