Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Long-legged Birds in the LDV

Twitched a White Stork at North Duffield Carrs this evening with my Dad. The bird was walking around just to the left of the pool in front of the Geoff Smith Hide. Corking views, but sadly it has a small red ring on one leg, so appears to be a bird that has toured Staffordshire and Cambridgeshire and is thought to be an escape. It even flew over my mate Dunc's house near Ely!

A smart bird in spite of its dubious origins.

The only other bird was the drake Garganey on the pool which called, but remained hidden in the vegetation. Here is another pic from the other day:


Next, we shot up the east side of the valley to the Low Grounds to twitch Adam Firth's Great White Egret, one of three (!) in the LDV currently. The bird performed alongside one of its little cousins in the lovely evening sunlight, hunting sticklebacks.

Giant Egret. Always nice to see.

The fab York birding streak continues!!

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