Friday, June 8, 2012


There have been some Great White Egrets present over the eastern side of the island. I've never seen a Great White Egret in the UK but, following the exciting news that a pair has nested at Shapwick Heath in Somerset (see here), I'm sure that it won't be too long before I will be spotting them just down the road on our local river estuary...let's hope so!

The Great White Egret's smaller cousin, the Little Egret, has also been moving north, first nesting in Dorset in 1996. I videod this one on 'Station Pool' at Yarmouth a few days ago. I was enjoying the bird's reflection in the water when the image was very suddenly destroyed - watch and see what happens!