A Great Egret was showing well this morning at Wheldrake Ings. It appeared out of the reedbed at Swantail Lagoon, preened for a bit, then flapped over to the pool. Also present, Little Egret, a singing Cetti's Warbler, five Stonechats, Marsh Harrier, two Pintails, 50 Teal and 20 Fieldfares.
On to North Duffield Carrs where it was great to see some Whooper Swans, fresh in from Iceland. They were engaging in a 'balance on one foot' competition, which was fun to watch. Also, one Ruff, Peregrine and c200 Fieldfares.