Having reported on Saturday evening that a great white egret was back on Ibsley Water, but that it was not our old veteran and trail blazer nicknamed “Walter” a few years, I am now delighted to report that Mark Wright got in touch on Sunday with the pictorial evidence that Walter has now made it back for his 16th year! So many thanks to Mark for the pictures below, taken overlooking Ibsley Water where the first bird was seen on the previous day:
No great white was reported at all yesterday but this morning there was one bird on the little island to the right of Tern Hide. With its legs obscured by an adjacent Egyptian goose and later on a cluster of little egrets, I have not yet managed to ascertain which of the two (or more?!) great whites we have on show this morning.
For more about the history of “our” Walter follow the link to Bobs blog post from August last year: https://blashfordlakes.wordpress.com/2018/08/02/walter-returned/