Friday, 17 December 2010

Little Egret in Royston

Around midday I was driving back home and saw what I swear was a little egret, flying along a hundred or so feet up.  It's really hard to imagine it being anything else, but I didn't think we had egrets in this part of the country.  I've sent an email to the warden of Fowlmere bird reserve, who knows more about birds than anyone else I know, and he'll certainly know whether or not they occur locally.

So beautiful, flying silently through the still, clear air.  Lovely day to spot a big white bird against that icy blue sky, too.

Edit: confirmed little egret.  There's been one hanging around Fowlmere for the past couple of weeks, so unsurprising to see it around here. Very nice indeed, I say.

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