Great White Getaway

Great White Egrets are now almost annual visitors to the County, even staying to winter in recent years, but the last two or three have paid fleeting visits and they have been difficult to catch up with as a consequence. Conforming to this recent trend, the latest one to occur was found at Kislingbury Gravel Pits on 1st February by Colin Adams.

Great White Egret, Kislingbury GP, 1st February 2012 (Colin Adams)

It was present for only ten minutes after its discovery before being flushed by a dog-walker and flying off east.

Great White Egret, Kislingbury GP, 1st February 2012 (Colin Adams)

This bird no doubt accounted for the report five days later of one flying north-east over Denford. Where had it been during the intervening period?

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