Sunday, 27 December 2015

Great White Egret at Upton Warren

 Great White Egret
 Great White Egret

After a couple of days visiting the pits I opted for an early start to hopefully see Upton Warren's Great White Egret. My previous visit resulted in the views being quite distant so I was pleased to watch the bird well from the east hide. The bird has now been present since 28th November.

This was the sites 5th record with previous records being in October 2007, November 2011, January 2012 and June 2013. (Phil Andrews) With the species now breeding in Kent & Somerset records will only increase in the next few years. 

Other sightings included :- Little Egret, two Shelduck, two Gadwell, nice Curlew and a drake Wigeon.

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