Sunday, March 16, 2014

Breezy egret.

After a very gusty wind overnight, where I put the moth trap off before bed, in case it flew seaward, John and myself headed down to Warkworth for a stroll. 

It was bright and warm in the sun, but the wind made it difficult to see very much. The days highlight flew in from the west, and settled on a sheltered bit of the salt marsh - a Little Egret. I didn't notice in the field but it had very long aigrettes right down its back as it was coming into breeding dress.  



There was very little else to note other than a Chiffchaff,  a few Tree Sparrows and a Small Tortosieshell around the car park. This Linnet was also in full song, staking out a territory.

After this, a walk around some farmland and along an old railway near Hipsburn didnt produce much either. Chiffchaffs again, 3 Buzzards, 16+ Redwing, a singing Grey Wagtail and a Red legged Partridge was about it really.

The warm sun had the sallows buzzing with insects. 


7 comments:

JWR said...

Love the Sallow shot, wondered what you were doing..Egret has come out nice too

Stewart said...

Yes not bad considering...

Sarah said...

It's starting to look a lot like spring. I love that last photo.

Stewart said...

Thanks Sarah....

Em Parkinson said...

Stunning shots Stewart.....just catching up!

Lorraine said...

Super pics Stewart

Stewart said...

Thanks Em and Lorraine :)