Great White Egrets Return!

Great White Egrets return.

Since reporting the rare sighting of a Great White Egret in the Park on 31st August and speculating that we might well wait a long time to see another there has been another unexpected visit. 

On 20th October photographer Paula Redmond saw three of these tall, white, yellow-billed birds on Upper Pen Pond only for two of them to be scared off by an unauthorised drone.

At the time of writing (2nd November) the remaining egret has been ever-present on Upper Pen Pond, harassed occasionally by the resident Grey Herons, but finding enough food to settle in and stay, hopefully for some time to come.

Photo by Nigel Jackman