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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Great White Egret at Strumpshaw

I hadn't intended going out this morning ( having a radio interview at 10.00) but the lure of a patch tick saw me up, dressed and out by 7.00am.

A few cars were in the car park and I met Brian Shreeve and Liz at Reception: they hadn't heard about the GWE and didn't seem that bothered!

I trudged round to Tower Hide alone, picking up Little Egret and Cetti's on the way. The hide was empty and first glance revealed nothing special: the light was still pretty gloomy. Then a movement in front revealed that the Great White Egret was just fifty metres away, standing in a pale patch of water that almost totally concealed it!

Other decent birds included ten Ruff and a couple of Little Egrets. What a terrific welcome back from Devon!



Unknown said...

Thanks for taken the time to tell me about the great white egret,went and got some decent shots with Adrian.

David said...

My pleasure, Les!