Sunday, 8 December 2013

Steeple Egret

Buckinghamshire's fifth Cattle Egret ( amazingly I've seen three of them) was discovered last weekend at Calvert Lakes where it roosted every evening this week.
It wasn't until yesterday however that it was found where it was spending the daytime.
About a mile up the road there is a herd of cattle, which should have been the first place we should have looked surely. Not having a dig, just glad that somebody eventually did.

I popped out to see it this morning and found it quite easily in a roadside field at Steeple Claydon poking around in a field that had recently been spread with a nice lot of slurry that was attracting a few hundred Black headed |Gulls and several Corvids