Monday, 13 November 2017

Great White Egret at Maple Lodge NR

For over a week now we have had a Great White Egret at the reserve and it is usually observed from either Long Hedge Hide or Shell Hide. It spends most of the day fishing with great success to the annoyance of the resident Grey Herons. As our water levels are very low for this time of the year we have many areas of exposed mud which has also attracted a couple of Green Sandpiper and a very late Common Sandpiper. On the 11th November I visited the reserve late afternoon and gained fantastic views of the Egret from the Shell Hide.

Great White Egret.

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