Friday, 6 May 2016

Great egret

A couple of days ago I stopped in at Welney. A good collection of waders probed and scattered across the muddy scrape, but my attention was drawn to a movement behind the reeds. Slowly, the Great Egret emerged, and started fishing in front of the hide. The giraffe of the marsh. These birds are visiting us regularly, and Welney has hosted a pair for the last couple of years at least, but I have never seen one this close before.

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