Friday, 14 October 2011

Great White Egret at Walmsley

This great white egret at Walmsley sanctuary is quite an impressive bird. Seeing it in flight being shadowed by a little egret was the best way of seeing the difference in size. The latter looking tiny against the new bird on the block!

The big question is whether this is a North American bird or a European one. We have had numerous vagrants blown across the Atlantic on the tails of the hurricanes but also we had one weekend of strong southerlies.

Wherever it's from it seems to be feeding well in the reserve so here's hoping it may stay around for a while.

Great White Egret at Walmsley sanctuary. Cornwall.

Great White Egret at Walmsley sanctuary. Cornwall.

Great White Egret at Walmsley sanctuary. Cornwall.

1 comments:

birdofprey said...

Hi Adrian,

Well done - superb shots