Thursday, July 17, 2008

Going to and from work today a Little Egret was on the River Coquet near the Warkworth weir. This morning I only got a flight view as I drove past, but tonight it could be seen stalking stealthily along the opposite bank above the weir. While they are common now in the south, they are still a good bird to see up here.

I remember my first in the 80's at Cresswell Pond. I would visit the pond at dawn before work by bumming lifts from people who worked shifts ( I didn't drive then) and after about 5 attempts I finally caught up with it. Today I didn't even stop the car! Shame on me....

3 comments:

abbey meadows said...

Excellent recent posts Stew I haven't been on the blogs for a week. Great photography I saw two Little Egrets at Cresswell pond last Saturday.

Boulmer Birder said...

Cheers Nigel, I thought you must have been on holiday...

Ipin said...

Thanks for the tip off, It was on the far bank when I drove past tonight, being watched by a grey heron in a tree above it...I didn't stop either, tho it was raining