While working in Cork early last week around the Carrigaline area, I managed to get a chance to look up the Cattle Egrets. They were feeding in fields midway between Carrigaline and Crosshaven. The nine birds were in fields well off the road with a small herd of cattle and were extremely wary. These shots were taken from a long distance away so the quality is not great. They are still a rare bird away from the south and east of the country.
Cattle Egrets south Cork © John N Murphy