With increasing numbers of Great White Egrets being seen in Sussex each year, the SOS Records Committee (SOSRC) and Scientific Committee have concluded that, as from 1 January 2018, descriptions/photos of this species will not be needed to support records in any part of the county. The Sussex Bird Report 2016 includes Great White Egret as a description species as the report went to print before the SOSRC was able to make a recommendation that took account of most 2017 records. Although the risk of misidentification is usually small, observers are encouraged to take particular care with distant birds including those in flight.
Great White Egrets
Posted on | By Mark Mallalieu