Friday 18 February 2022

Cattle Egrets in a feeding frenzy. Walmsley sanctuary Wadebridge 18.2.2022


After lunch as the big storm, "Storm Eunice", started to pass I went to check for any damage at the reserve. Fortunately all the hides were intact although a fair bit of debris had blown around.

The reserve was looking pretty empty as there were still 50-60 mph gusts and it was quite unpleasant.

However I noticed a few cattle egrets pitched up in the western corner sheltering from the weather.

After getting close I realised they were feeding on amphibians, not sure if they're frogs or toads looking at the pictures, I'm feeling they may be toads.

I've seen this "frog fest" before and knew that there would be some photos to be had so I set up some camo netting and sat and waited.

I wasn't disappointed!

Here are a few images from my afternoon.


Jasmina said...

Wow, these are amazing - well done...