Cattle Egret

Sunday 9th December 2007

With less rain and wind than yesterday but still cold, a Cattle Egret turned up at Fretherne today in a field near Fretherne Bridge with Little Egrets. The Egrets were disturbed after some time by a Sparrowhawk and a Buzzard and the Cattle Egret disappeared from view.

(Photo above with a Little Egret)

Earlier at Slimbridge there was a Little Stint and a Spotted Redshank on the Tack Piece, also a Peregrine, 63 Bewick's Swans, a Snipe, 85 Golden Plovers, 25 Redshanks, 40 Curlews, c50 Dunlin and 1000 Lapwings. 80+ White-fronted Geese were on the Dumbles.


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