Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Wild Goose chase with bonus Cattle Egret...

Linda and I had a lot of pre-Christmas recycling to attend to at Strumpshaw tip, so we thought we'd carry on to Beighton to look for the reported Tundra Bean Geese. Well: they may have been there, but with over 10,000 Pinkfeet in three vast flocks at Beighton, Wickhampton and Halvergate Marshes they were never going to be easy to pick out. Astonishingly, I did find a solitary Whitefront!

Other birds in the area included lots of Buzzards and a few Marsh Harriers, while 'the Pens' out on the marshes provided distant - but welcome - views of a Cattle Egret and Hen Harrier.
 








3 comments:

Steve Smith said...

Hi David, which marsh did you see the Cattle Egret on? Would love to catch up with it on our side of the river. Nice find ;-)

David said...

Hi Steve! You know the sharp right hand bend going from the Stracey Arms railway bridge to Halvergate? There's a little concrete track leading to the parking area by the cattle pens. Lin and I saw the CE from there: there were three Little Egrets too.
Happy Christmas!

Steve Smith said...

Thanks David.
Have a good Christmas..........:-)