Cattle Egret on Safari

Saturday 5th September 2009

Some excellent birding today with Andy started off at Frampton looking for the Cattle Egret on the 100-acre at Framton from Green Lane. It couldn't be seen so we decided to get down to Slimbridge WWT and book on the morning Safari. The Cattle Egret showed well late morning, by which time it was perched in a tree and was viewable from the 100-acre platforms in Green Lane. We got good views were later when it was feeding amongst the cattle in the Bull Ground (above and below). Other highlights were a Wood Sandpiper, three Green Sandpipers, four Common Sandpipers, three Snipe, a Hobby, three Wheatears (bottom), 14 Dunlin, three Sanderlings and a Ringed Plover. Also a Grass Snake and insects included Common Darter, Migrant Hawker and painted Lady.

This Oak Bush Cricket was under the roof of the trailer:


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