Cattle Egret in breeding plumage in June in Derby
JUNE 28, 2020
It was clearly a Cattle Egret , due to the orange feathers, but it is June! Cattle Egret should not be in breeding plumage in June in the north of Australia! Cattle Egret have been recorded in Australia since 1948. They are usually observed in flocks around cattle, but this one was alone. We do occasionally see Cattle Egret around Broome, but never in breeding plumage and always with cattle. We have never observed a Cattle Egret in Derby.