Saturday, 28 January 2012

White Stork & Wheatear

I had a plan to catch three Yorkshire rares today and managed 2 so not too bad.
First call was the cattle egret at Tophil Low, but it didn't show despite a report of it being around the farm near the main entrance. I did manage pintail and smew at Watton as a small consolation.
Then off to Fraisthorpe for the white stork. I was very fortunate to find it after it had relocated and it only stayed put for about 5 minutes.
then off to Bempton for the desert wheatear. I was still as obliging as ever and starting to look a lot smarter than it did before Christmas.
All in all not a bad day.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Cattle Egret

I've not posted for a while due to lack of any real quality shots (been on an unsuccessful mission to photograph hen harriers), but managed to connect with the cattle egret that has been hanging around Tophill Low.
I went to Hempholme yesterday and didn't connect, then went to Tophill today and walked to Hempholme! (5 mile round trip)
It was hanging around one of the farms then flew briefly into a farmyard then flew off back into fields again.
A nice bird and another addition to the list.