LIT­TLE EGRET SPOT­TED ON THE SLANEY

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

Spot­ted by lo­cal man, Philip Reilly, on the banks of the Slaney in re­cent times is the Lit­tle Egret, a bird that first ap­peared in Ire­land in the 1940s, but only started breed­ing here in 1997. They are com­monly spot­ted in the South of Ire­land and there is a large com­mu­nity of them in Boot­er­stown na­ture re­serve in Dublin. This vis­i­tor adds to the di­ver­sity of species on the Slaney which is al­ready home to swans who nest on the Weir in the Spring.

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