Friday, 23 June 2017

Wednesday 21st June 2017

A colour ringed Great White Egret was seen on Johnson’s Marsh at 09.14 this morning but unfortunately had disappeared by 10.00. It was colour ringed with yellow over white on the right leg and white over red on the left. The bird was found and photographed by Micky McNaghten who was, luckily for him, the only observer in our area, later in the day the same bird was seen at Scaling Dam Reservoir. As yet we are unaware of the origins of this bird but we hope to have some information soon.

Going past Long Nab today were Common Scoter (146 north 51 south), a Red-throated Diver (south), Manx Shearwater (10 south 2 north), Sandwich Tern (3 north), Puffin (109 south 7 north) and Swift (7 south).

Wykeham South Lake this evening just had a Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gulls and 2 Mute Swans, I know it’s not much but it gives me something to write about!!

Great White Egret - Johnson's Marsh - Micky McNaghten


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