Saturday, 7 February 2015

Egret Roost!

A little better today, as at least you could get out of the car without the icy wind cutting you in half like yesterday.
In 3 visits to Scotney the highlights were 2 Tundra Bean Geese, 5 Greater White-fronted Geese, a Green Sandpiper my first of the year, 3 Black-necked Grebes, the drake Scaup, a Great White Egret, 5 Little Egrets, a party of c30 Corn Buntings, 2 Marsh Harriers, 11+ Little Grebes and the first Lambs of the year there, but no sign of the Cattle Egrets probably because there was no ditch clearance going on today. They were relocated back at Lydd per DB.
Walland Marsh still holds the wild Swan herd and still plenty of winter thrushes to be seen there.
An early afternoon visit to the fishing boats saw no change on the sea, also no sign of any Caspian Gulls in the roost.
Late afternoon 16.45-17.35: 12 Great White Egrets, 2 Cattle Egrets and 15 Little Egrets came in to roost on the reserve and 5 Marsh Harriers flew through, also 1,000+ Starlings which attracted a Merlin, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk and a Kestrel.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Martin, where is it best to observe the egrets coming into roost? Cheers, Steve