Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Visitor from abroad.

An unusual and rather rare visitor came to Gloucestershire this last week. A Great White Egret. It was wearing rings from which it has been identified has having been ringed in France. It has also been spotted at various places around the Uk including Lancashire and Newport in Wales.

I waited, unfortunately, until the weather had taken a turn for the worse and only got distant shots in poor light. The first of the pictures below is probably the best, but its such an amazing bird I thought I'd include some others of it.

Hope you enjoy them.

At the same time I also saw my first Chiffchaff of the year and my first swallows too so all in all despite the poor weather a nice time was had. It was also made better by meeting a few very nice people, One of whom was a lovely lady called Cherry and another was Richard Smart, a very informative gentleman who lives in Huntley. It was nice meeting you both.