A Great Egret feeding in Claggan lagoon, Clew Bay, County Mayo. The Little Egret arrived in Ireland and bred in 1997. Now the Great Egret bred in the UK in 2012 and here we have it visiting Ireland’s west coast. For the last month Birdwatch Ireland have reported a Great Egret in Westport Bay near Kiladangan near Murrisk.
The Met Service tell us the temperature has risen by three quarters of a degree in the last 20 years. Our climate is warming and new species are arriving in Ireland if you need evidence.