Saturday, 17 August 2013

Early Morning Egret Encounter !!

I was up at dawn today and decided to walk around the big side of Pitsford Reservoir, before it got too busy with runners and cyclists. It was a lovely morning and to my surprise between the causeway and catwalk bay I could see 5 Little Egret and their larger companion the Great White Egret !!  Goodness knows where that has been hiding as it is the first time I've managed to see this bird.  There were also 2 Little Egret tucked in the back of grange bay and a further single bird in the yatch bay, so there could be as many as 8 Little Egret on the big side.  
Other birds of note were 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper and a Ringed Plover.
Good numbers of wildfowl building up, notably Tufted Duck and Gadwall.......just in time for the pending Webs Count, oh joy !!

Regards Eleanor
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