Friday, 27 March 2015

Egrets again!

06.15 at the seawatch hide, AJG was already there and once again the sea failed to impress. Very little has been passing this week, but today there was even less! We left the hide early and looked around the bushes seeing at least 3 Firecrests along with several Chiffchaffs
An hour sky watching from the garden was enlivened when the Gulls went balistic, instead of the hoped for Kite it was just the local Raven upsetting them.
Early afternoon walk around the Hayfields was also disappointing, a single Ruff, 3 Redshank, a Curlew, A Dunlin and 2 Shelduck on Hayfield 3. When I arrived at Dengemarsh Hide I found MH and PT inside. I spent a pleasant hour watching 4+ Marsh Harriers performing and 3 Black-tailed Godwits while MH told us the same jokes he told us yesterday and the day before! 
 From opposite Brickwall Farm the Tundra Bean Geese could be seen albeit with difficulty through the heat haze. As Galloways was open I had a look there but as usual it didn't fail to disappoint. Back at Brickwall Farm the 2 Cattle Egrets performed admirably around the farm, enticing me to take yet more pictures of them.
A late visit to Hanson  found several Chiffchaffs, 2 Firecrests, 2 Cetti's Warblers and 2+ Water Rail by the track, on the lake 5 Goldeneye and c50 Shoveller were of note.
The Egret roost tonight produced 18 Little Egrets, The Cattle Egrets and just 1 Great White Egret.

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