Sunday 10 March 2013

Great White Egrets Galore

It was the Grizzly ( long distance cross-country run) in Seaton today, so to escape from the mayhem myself and Bun went for a day's birding on the Somerset Levels. We somehow managed to dip everything at Ham Wall, namely the Pied-billed Grebe, Ring-necked Duck and Ferruginous Duck, although views of Marsh Harrier, Bittern and Richard Powell my fellow Burtonian were nice. On Shapwick Heath we saw the NINE Great White Egrets which were all together on the drained lagoon - quite an impressive sight!

 All nine are in this with two Little Egrets you'll probably need to view it full size to see them though

 A closer view of five...

 ...and the other four.

 One seen in breeding plumage here, three out of the nine were in this plumage.
There was plenty of squabbling going on..


Richard Powell said...

Good to see you again Karen, and Mr Bun too.

Great pics of the Egrets. The Fudge and Ring-necked Ducks also appeared after you left.

Karen Woolley said...

Thanks Richard, Yes, I heard that they were seen. We weren't having much luck.

Glad to hear that you saw everything..although that Grebe could have shown better I expect!