During April 1992, DTP was a visiting lecturer at the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute for African Ornithology where RKB is librarian. On the weekend of 10-12 April, we spent a couple of days birdwatching northwards from Cape Town up the west coast of Cape Province. On Saturday 11 April, we decided to spend a couple of hours watching the waders on the shore adjacent to the road bridge at Velddrif. Within a couple of minutes of arriving, DTP noticed a grey egret that appeared different from the other birds that were present. He drew RKB's attention to it, who also recognised it as a species unfamiliar to him.
Richard K. Brooke and David T. Parkin