A Good Day for a Spot of Fishing

After another rainy night, adding 14 further millimetres of rain to yesterday’s 28, most of the day was fine. There was no sign of the bittern today, but “Walter” put on a show outside the Tern hide and I even got a couple of shots.

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“Walter White” Blashford’s returning great white egret doing a spot of fishing outside the Tern hide.

Of course we know it is the same bird because of the colour-rings, although they are getting a bit discoloured by now, with only the red one showing prominently at any distance.

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Showing off the leg rings.

Unfortunately his fishing was cut short when he was disturbed by the work of the contractor undertaking the restoration works in the old concrete block plant, although he did fly far. The only other notable sighting of the day as far as I know, was of an osprey which did not stay and was last seen heading off southwards.

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